Rakibul Islam of Bangladesh finished the World Triathlon Powerman Duathlon World Championship on a high in Switzerland yesterday.
In the last 6-7 years, Rakibul Islam (30) played a key role in popularising cycling as a sport among the younger generation of Bangladesh. But the national gold medal winning cyclist’s is now going through uncertain times regarding his participation in the Duathlon Championship-2023 in Switzerland) due to sponsorship and visa complications.
Jonas Vingegaard won his second successive Tour de France on Sunday after Jordi Meeus claimed the final stage honours on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
By the time he retires Mark Cavendish may have secured for himself the greatest number of stage wins in the Tour de France -- he is joint record holder on 34 with the sport's all-time great Eddy Merckx.
Former world under-19 champion Antonio Tiberi said in February he was trying out an air rifle when he shot dead a cat belonging to former head of state in San Marino, Federico Pedini Amati.
Mashrafe Hossain Maruf, the sixth semester student of Dinajpur Polytechnique Institute, had won two silver medals and a bronze medal representing Rangpur Division.
The Daily Star (DS): You have produced the most promising results by any Bangladeshi in Ironman competitions so far and you have been doing this for years now. What’s next?
While the epic 21-day battle for the 2022 Tour de France title was eventually won by Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, the buzz around the race has raised several topics.