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Thai crown prince to lead mass cycling event

BANGKOK: Thailand’s crown prince will lead a mass cycling event Friday in tribute to his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a rare public appearance for the prince amid anxiety over his ailing dad’s health. Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 63, will ride with tens of thousands of yellow-clad cyclists through the streets of Bangkok for the “Bike for…

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December 11, 2015


Amazing cycling antics in Sargodha

Naeem Akhtar Khan reports from Sargodha about amazing feats antics by youths.

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September 17, 2013


Cycling-Alonso steps in to save Spain's Euskaltel-Euskadi team

TORREDELCAMPO: Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has stepped in to save Spanish cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi from folding at the end of the season, sponsors said on Monday.The Spanish double world champion was set to purchase the WorldTour licence to enable the team to continue racing in 2014, current sponsors Euskaltel said in a statement.”The negotiations…

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September 2, 2013


Weekly road-cycling competition in Lahore

Syed Ali Hashmi shows us weekly road-cycling competition in Lahore.

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May 6, 2013


Walking, cycling may ease cancer-related fatigue: study

People who have been treated for cancer often have lingering fatigue, but regular walking or cycling might help boost their energy, according to a UK study that looked at more than two thousand people. The long-lasting tiredness of cancer patients has been blamed both on the cancer itself, including cancer-related pain, and on the effects…

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November 16, 2012


Cycling: British women win gold in team pursuit

LONDON: British cyclists continued their domination in the velodrome by beating the United States to win gold in the first ever Olympic women's team pursuit on Saturday.The trio of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell and Dani King blasted around the polished boards to ear-splitting roars from another capacity crowd, breaking their own world record again with…

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August 4, 2012


Lee makes cycling history for Hong Kong in Olympic

LONDON: China's Guo Shuang and Sarah Lee Wai-Sze of Hong Kong led the Asian charge in the Olympic track cycling events on Friday by taking silver and bronze respectively in the women's keirin.While Beijing Olympic sprint champion Victoria Pendleton soaked up the applause of a packed out Velodrome after winning the six-woman final, arguably the…

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August 4, 2012


Lahore wins Cycling Ch’ship

Lahore got ahead in 46th Punjab Cycling Championship, followed by Faisalabad on second and Gujranwala on third position. Syed Ali Hashmi reports from Lahore.

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February 7, 2012


London to host cycling festival after Games

LONDON: A two-day 'festival of cycling' will be the first large scale event to use the Olympic Park when it reopens in 2013 after this year's Games, London mayor and keen pedaller Boris Johnson announced on Thursday.He pointed also to figures predicting the festival would attract more than 200,000 visitors to the capital and generate…

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January 26, 2012


Cycling world's elite head for first Tour of Beijing

BEIJING: The cream of cycling head for the Chinese capital this week for the inaugural Tour of Beijing, a five-day stage race, which will include the world's top 18 teams and a Chinese selection.The race will be the first of its kind in Asia, as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to expand into new…

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October 5, 2011


Women Road Cycling

Syed Ali Hashmi from Lahore covers the event first Women Road Cycling competition.

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February 13, 2011


Women cycling in Lahore – SAMAA VIDEO

Syed Ali Hashmi reports on the Women Cycling Championship held in Lahore. (April 27, 2010)

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April 27, 2010


Qatar stages first Middle East women's cycling race

DOHA: Despite indifference from the public, competitors in the first women's professional cycling race to be held in the Middle East feel the event marked a milestone in sport. “I was surprised when I heard this race was going to happen but it's always a step forward for women's cycling,” Australian rider Rochelle Gilmore told…

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February 11, 2009


SL cyclists take top three positions Tour-de-Pakistan Cycling

BAHAWALPUR: Participants of the 14th Tour-de-Pakistan International Cycle Race arrived here Friday in the fifth phase from Rahim Yar Khan. In this phase first three positions were secured by Sri Lankan cyclists. Srilanka's Jeewan ManJola stood first who covered 187 kilometer distance in four hours fifty one minutes and thirty-nine seconds. Memga with four hours…

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November 21, 2008


Tour de Pakistan Cycling second stage begins

HYDERABAD: Second stage of Tour de Pakistan has kicked off in which cyclists would travel from Hyderabad to Moro after covering the distance of 163 km. In the second leg, 52 cyclists began the journey towards Moro. Tehsil Nazim of Latifabad Sabir Qaimkhani see off the cyclists.

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November 17, 2008


Eight-member Afghan cycling team arrives for Tour de Pakistan

KARACHI: An eight-member Afghanistan cycling squad arrived here on Friday to feature in the 14th edition of Tour de Pakistan Cycling Championship which will be pedal-off from the Mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam here from Sunday. Afghan riders included Hashmatullah Barakzai, Muhammad Zaman, Muhammad Tamim Qureshi, Fazle Khuda Rehmani, Ahmed Zaki Farooqi and Naseer Ahmed Noori. Abdul…

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November 14, 2008


NWFP Cycling Association names team

PESHAWAR: President of the NWFP Cycling Association Syed Azhar Ali Shah Sunday announced the names of the NWFP Women Cycling team for the forthcoming 3rd Provincial Games to be held here from Nov. 9-11. Talking to APP, Syed Azhar Ali Shah said that after going through the format for the selection of conducting time trials,…

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October 26, 2008