The Cycle March: Tour De Bangladesh | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 26, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 26, 2018

The Cycle March: Tour De Bangladesh

Fortune Tour De Bangladesh, a cycling tour across Bangladesh, has taken place from December 27, 2017, to January 5, 2018. Fortune, a Bangladesh Edible Oil Limited's brand, organised the event, which was driven by Obhijatree, a forum comprising of enthusiast cyclists.

Twenty-five selected riders took part in the tour that started from northern Bangladesh, blazing through a total of 1,000 km. Starting from Thakurgaon, they cycled through Panchagarh, Dinajpur, Bogra, Srimangal, Brahmanbaria, Comilla and Chittagong successively and ended the tour by striking Cox's Bazar as the final point.

Throughout the race, the riders had to follow a disciplined routine, where team game and team performance were strictly maintained. Team Sylhet was declared the Champion of the tour and the Runner-up title was awarded to Team Rangpur. Rakibul Islam, Team Rangpur's leader, won the Best Performer title. On the ninth day of the tour, the Champion and Runner-up teams had a difference of only .06 points, showing the amount of participants' zeal to win.

Faisal Mahmud, Marketing Manager of Bangladesh Edible Oil Limited, believes that, Fortune Tour De Bangladesh has helped by encouraging cycling to be a medium of sports and entertainment; and at the same time, it has brought out the beautiful sceneries of Bangladesh.

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