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First Tour De Khunjrab begins from Gilgit

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The first international cycling race, Tour de Khunjrab, has started from city park Gilgit on Friday.

Over a hundred cyclists including those from other countries in 12 teams are taking part in the race. They will spend the night in Nagar and reach Sost on Saturday.

According to Gilgit Division Commissioner Usman Ahmed, strict security measures have been put in place to ensure safety of the cyclists.

Cyclists from Afghanistan, Sweden and Britain are also taking part in the race.

In the third and final round, participants will end the race at the Pakistan-China border, in Khunjrab that lies at an elevation of 15,300 feet.

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