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Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2021 provides a positive restart for sporting events in the country

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The Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2021 was successfully held on 7 November 2021, 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.

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“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.

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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, which saw fierce competition from the participants.

Results:

Men’s Standard Open (40km) – (1) Dilshan Vijitha Kumara (2) Roshan Madushanka (3) H.K.N.L. Wanshappriya

Junior Men (20km) – (1) L.U. Avishka Jayawickrama (2) S.P. Tharanga Fernando (3) L. Deshan Kavinda

Elite Women (20 km) – (1) Sudarika Priyadarshani, (2) Madumali Fernando (3) Anne Shenali

U23 Elite Men (50km) – (1) Shehal Chamod De Silva (2) Supun Piyumal (3) Dinesh Chameera

Elite Men – (1) Niran Pasindu (2) Avishka Madonza (3) Nidush Nirantha

Over 40 Men (20km) – (1) Prasanna Madonza (2) Suresh Dulanka (3) W.D. Rohitha

Over 50 Men (20km) – (1) Mohomed Munaf (2) Susantha Nandalal (3) M.A. Ranjith Jayalal

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Nestlé has been an integral part of Sri Lankan lives for over 115 years. Being the company’s flagship brand, Nestomalt has been trusted and enjoyed by Sri Lankan families for over 50 years. Exclusively manufactured in Sri Lanka, it is the country’s most loved iconic malted beverage, offering the goodness of malted barley and milk, and enriched with essential nutrients to energize body and mind.

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