Sabir Ali of Wapda broke another national record with the time line of 52:42:25 on the second day of the 59th National Cycling Championship by winning the 40km Individual road time trial event.
Wapda's riders struck superior technique to win 40kilometres individual road time trial and then grabbed first place in 1000m team sprint qualifying round. Sabir clocked 52:42:23 to win the 40kilometres individual road time trials and to set a new national record. Wapda's joy was doubled when Haroon took the second place followed by Army's Asad. The fourth, fifth and sixth places went to Habibullah of SSGC, Ismail of Army and Zameer of SSGC.
In 1000m team spirit qualifying rounds, Wapda got the first place followed by Army, SSGC and Railways.
Sabir Ali, who is winner of Tour de Pakistan 2011, has also beaten the national record on the first day of the championship in 4 km event, currently is the top contender for winning the National Cycling Championship 2011 and leading the table with 60 points.
Talking to TheNation, Sabir said: "I am striving hard to become number one national cyclist and soon I will be by the grace of Allah. Now I am aiming to win the Abbottabad to Nathiagali and Pindi to Murree Cycling Championship in the last month of the year. Then I will prepare myself for the Asian Cycling Championship and try my best to perform well in the event."
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