Jun 10, 2019, 2:17 PM
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International cycling tournament kicks off in Borujen

Tehran, June 10, IRNA – The first international mountain cycling tournament hosted by Chaharmahal Va Bakhtiari provincial city of Borujen kicked off on Monday.

This sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high incline climbs. In the case of free-ride, downhill, and dirt jumping, aerial maneuvers are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps.

"This competition is one of the most important mountain bike events in Iran hosted by the Iranian city of Borujen," Khosro Ghamari, the president of Iran Cycling Federation (ICF) said on Monday.

He added that Mountain biking in Borujen has been recorded in the World Cycling Federation calendar and has an Olympic rating.

"In the course of the tournament, 11 bicyclists from seven foreign teams and different countries of the world compete with them along with five domestic teams for two days." said the president of Iran Cycling Federation (ICF).

Mountain bikers ride on off-road trails such as singletrack, back-country roads, fire roads, and often venture to ski resorts that stay open in the summer for such activities. Because riders are often far from civilization, there is a strong ethic of self-reliance in the sport. Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid being stranded. Many riders carry a backpack, including water, food, tools for trailside repairs, and a first aid kit in case of injury. Group rides are common, especially on longer treks. Mountain bike orienteering adds the skill of map navigation to mountain biking.


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