Cycling race opens in Jianning
The fourth edition of Jianning Cycling Race is held in Jianning county in East China's Fujian province on July 14. [Photo/fjsen.com]
The fourth edition of Jianning Cycling Race was held in Jianning county in East China's Fujian province on July 14.
The race comprising of men's road group, men's mountain group and women's mountain group, attracted nearly 1,000 riders from the countries including Sweden, Poland, Australia and Italy.
Gusto RCR Team pocketed all the titles of men's road. Gao Liang, seized the first title with 1 hour, 14 minutes and 2 seconds while his teammates Hu Zhichao and Wang Jiahao grabbed the second and third places respectively.
Sun Yuanling, deputy head of Jianning government, noted that the race, since its inception in 2014, has been playing a positive role in enhancing the city's recognition as well as fueling the growth of agriculture and tourism sectors.
Jianning, situated in northwestern Fujian, is noted for Jian Lotus, a premium variety of lotus and dubbed the "hometown of Jian Lotus in China".