The first ever cross-country cycling tournament was held in Bamiyan province, in the center of Afghanistan, on Friday, where 50 cyclists including girls had attended.
The event was held in Azhdahar area in Bamiyan city, the provincial capital, for one day.
The goal of the competition was to promote cross-country cycling in the country, officials said.
Mahdi Mohammadi from Sulsal Cycling Club, Nawroz from Oqab Cycling Club and Fayiq from the Information and Culture Directorate’s cycling club got the first, second and third positions respectively.
In girls’ teams, Tahira Shaygan, Siddiqa Siddiqi and Najla Sakhizada from Oqab Cycling Club got the first, second and third positions respectively.
Awards and certificates were granted to top athletes at the end of the competition.