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Akshit lone Indian at international mountain biking event

IANS logoIANS 09-06-2017

At 17, Gaur is set to become the youngest contestant in the cross-country marathon style four-stage race, covering a distance of close to 300 km over four days.

The riders will need to climb an altitude of close to 8,000 metres in four days over off-road sections, mountain ranges and tea gardens of Sri Lanka.

Gaur looked optimistic before the event and has followed strict training sessions.

"For a 17-year-old, it is much like a dream come true to be at the starting line of a race with riders like Cory Wallace," he said.

"The prospect does make me a little nervous as this is my first international race. At the same time, I am very confident about my training. I have followed a strict training regime which has given me the right shape and stamina for this race," he added.

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