Naval family of father and two, school-going sons among finishers
Goa Khabar: A total of 174 cyclists successfully completed the TriGoa’s four city, 100km ride held in Goa on Sunday.
Vasco based Commander Deepak Varghese of the Indian Navy successfully completed the ride in the company of his school-going sons, Frederick (13) and Ferdinand (10) students of the Sharda Mandir school making it the highlight of the event.
The successful finishers included four schoolboys and 13 women.
Commander Varghese said, “Both my wife Tiji and I have been regular endurance cyclists. However, the joy and happiness of seeing both our sons successfully complete their first, 100km cycle rides at such an young age has made us extremely happy. We are totally elated.”
The city wise break-up of successful cyclists is as follows, Margao ( 58), Panaji ( 52), Ponda (48) and Vasco ( 16).
In a media release issued in the city on Sunday, Rajesh Malhotra, founder of TriGoa Foundation said, “This 100km ride was unique because the cyclists could start from a city of their choice namely Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Ponda.”
The successful schoolboy cyclists included, Ferdinand Varghese ( 10 years), Krishna Gaunekar (11 yrs), Akshat Shetty (12 Yrs) and Frederick Varghese ( 13).
The 13 successful women cyclists included Micha Fernandes, Megan Fernandes, Natasha Sharma, Nalini Cardozo, Divya, Puja Mapxecar, Swati Palekar, Rebecca George, Rohini Shetkar, Sakshi Verenkar, Raksha Verenkar, Anuja Negi and Rohini Shetkar .
Tri Goa had made arrangements for breakfast and refreshments along the route and all finishers received a medal and a certificate from TriGoa. The TriGoa Brevet Populaire 100kms and BRM 200km rides are scheduled for November 22, 2020.