The Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2021 was successfully held on November 7, at Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo, with the participation of over 200 professional cyclists from around the country. Organized by the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the event was sponsored by Nestomalt, as part of its ambition to provide a positive start and power progress for Sri Lankans.
“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been little to no platforms for athletes to compete and develop. As a brand that has always supported physical activity, we were proud to join hands with the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka to power the ambitions of our talented cyclists and provide them an opportunity to excel in the sport they love.”, said Ruwan Welikala, Nestlé’s Vice President – Dairy.
Held under strict Health Ministry guidelines to ensure participants’ safety, this event helped recommence sporting activities in the country which were on hold due to the pandemic. It was also a great platform for professional cyclists aspiring to compete at a national and international level to showcase their talent, grit, and sportsmanship.
The event comprised of seven races, including Men’s Standard Open, Junior Men (20km), Elite Women (20 km), U23 Men (50km), Elite Men (50km), Over 40 Men (20km) and Over 50 Men (20km) which saw fierce competition from the participants.
Results of the Men’s Standard Open race:
(1) Dilshan wijith Kumara of Sri lanka Army, (2) Roshen Madhushanka of Southern Cycling Club, (3) H.K.N.L. Wanshppriya of Army