MTB Himachal Janjehli 2022 1st Edition: 43 riders cover 3.5 km in final stage of mountain biking race

Himachal Sports
MTB Himachal mountain Biking Festival Janjehli

The route was charted between the Sanglarwala village which has narrow roads but is covered with beautiful views of apple orchids.

The final stage of the first MTB Himachal mountain Biking Festival Janjehli saw 43 riders compete on a 3.5-kilometre route. The route was charted between the Sanglarwala village which has narrow roads but is covered with beautiful views of apple orchids.

Aimed at promoting cycling tourism in Himachal Pradesh and the beautiful tracks and trails that the state has to offer, the event also offered riders an opportunity to challenge the mighty Himalayan climb.

Stage 3 of the competition had riders from different categories. While the Under 16 category had to cover four rounds of the total distance, the rest of the categories had to cover six rounds of the total distance.

On the basis of the final ride, here are the results:

Under 16 Category
1st: Yugal Thakur
2nd: Vansh Kalia
3rd: Adhirath Singh

U-19 category (Boys)
1st: Arpit Sharma
2nd: Vishal Arya
3rd: Kunal Bansal

U-19 Category (Girls)
1st: Divija Sood
2nd: Kyna Sood
3rd: Shambhavi Singh

A-19 Category
1st: Sunita Shreshta
2nd: Astha Dobhal

U-23 Category(Boys)
1st: Prithvi Singh Rathore
2nd: Amandeep Singh Dayal
3rd: Anish Dubey

U-35 Category(Boys)
1st: Rakesh Rana
2nd: Kranshvendra Singh Yadav
3rd: Ramakrishna Patel

U-50 category(Boys)
1st: Sunil Barongpa
2nd: Amit Balyan
3rd: Jaspreet Paul

A-50 category
1st Bharat Sa

On June 26, MTB Himachal found a special mention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio broadcast programme. The Prime Minister termed the event a unique initiative.

During the prize distribution event, Dr Sadhna Thakur — wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur — encouraged the riders. She also thanked the Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association and other organizers for organising such events that promote local tourism and help “find hidden gems” that nature has to offer.

She said events like these brought tourism and employment to villages like Janjehli.

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