Nepal wins this year tour of the dragon
Atotal of 46 participants registered for the Tour of the Dragon, 5th series, which includes 40 male and the 6 female but only 43 participant turned up for the race for a distance of 268 km from Bumthang to Thimphu. Five females had turned up for the race, were all foreigners.
The race started from Bumthang at 2:00 am yesterday and ended in Thimphu clock tower square. From the participants, 4 were from Nepal and 21 participates were foreigners. This year, the highest number of female participants and the foreigner’s participants are turned up compare to the previous year. Meanwhile, the 1st position was begged by Mr. Ajay Pandit Chettri from Nepal in 10hrs, 42 mins, 49 sec., 2nd position begged by Mr. Raj Kumar Shrestra from Nepal in 10hrs, 57 min, 45 sec. and 3rd position begged by Mr. Sonam from Bhutan in 11hrs, 23 min, 57 sec.
The 1st position took away cash price of Nu. 1, 50,000, 2nd position took away a cash price Nu. 95,000 and the 3rd position took away a cash price of Nu. 75, 000