About 70 cyclists on Saturday successfully completed a 70km cycle race from Kabul to Parwan province.
The race, known as the Arghawan Cup, saw Rohullah Nazari from Kabul scoop first place while Ali Asghar Jafari and Ali Akbar Jafari were second and third respectively.
In addition to the road race, a mountain bike race was also held. Mohammad Murtaza from Kabul came first in this event.
Cyclists from a number of provinces including Bamiyan, Balkh, Khost, Nangarhar, Kabul and Wardak provinces participated.
“The competition is good for building the capacity of cyclists,” said Zabihullah Qahar, a cyclist from Kabul.
“I hope that I can represent my province in this competition and I want to be part of the national cycling team in future,” said Rahman Fitrat, a cyclist from Balkh.
The race was organized by the National Olympics Committee.