Pakistan Cycling Federation

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Pakistan Cycling Federation
PCF
Sport Cycle racing
Founded 1947 (1947)
Affiliation UCI
Regional affiliation Asian Cycling Confederation
Headquarters Peshawar
President Munawar Baseer Ahmad
Secretary Syed Azhar Ali Ahah
Official website
pcf.com.pk
Pakistan

The Pakistan Cycling Federation PCF is the national governing body of cycle racing in Pakistan. Pakistan Cycling Federation was established in 1947 and is based in Peshawar. PCF's main Road bicycle racing event is the Tour de Pakistan.

History[edit]

The Pakistan Cycling Federation was formed in 1947 after Independence of Pakistan and the first National Cycling Championship was held in 1948 at the time of Pakistan's first Olympic Games at Karachi, which were declared open by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan.[1]

Tour de Pakistan[edit]

The Tour de Pakistan International Cycling Race starts from Karachi and ends in Peshawar, with about 150 domestic and international cyclists taking part every year. This race is among the longest in the world, covering a distance of 1,648 km in eleven stages with four days of rest en route.[2] Teams from Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Railways and Sui Southern Gas Company, along with teams of the four provinces regularly take part in domestic and international cycling tournaments.

Affiliation[edit]

The federation is member of the Union Cycliste Internationale[3] and the Asian Cycling Confederation.[4] Nationally it is affiliated with Pakistan Olympic Association[5] and Pakistan Sports Board.[6]

Affiliated Bodies[edit]

There are four provincial associations: Balochistan Cycling Association, Cycling Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab Cycling Association and Sindh Cycling Association.Pakistan Army, Wapda .Pakistan Railway, Sui Southern and Fata Cycling Association.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Tour de Pakistan
  3. ^ http://www.uci.ch/templates/UCI/UCI1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTI4MzA&LangId=1
  4. ^ http://www.asiancycling.com/01_about/nationalFederations.asp
  5. ^ http://nocpakistan.org/sportsfederations.php?sptid=7#goto
  6. ^ [2]

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