Deshan Kavinda wins Junior (U-19) event


The Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2022 concluded successfully last Sunday (28) at the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo, powering the ambitions of over 400 aspiring cyclists from around the country. Deshan Kavinda of Fun Bee Cycling Club won the Junior (U-19) event in a closely contested race.

 Organised by the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka under the guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the second consecutive year, the event was sponsored by the ‘Good food, Good life’ company’s flagship brand – Nestlé Nestomalt.

 “For decades, Nestlé Nestomalt has energised Sri Lankan athletes to be 100% ready in body and mind. Staying true to our brand’s purpose of powering progress, we are pleased to collaborate with the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka yet again, to provide a platform for our talented cyclists to showcase their skills, paving the way to fast-track their professional cycling careers,” said Ruwan Welikala, Vice President–Dairy, Nestlé Lanka.

 The Nestomalt Cycling Challenge held for the first-time last year, helped revive sporting activities in the country which were on hold due to the pandemic. Following its roaring success, the organizers decided to conduct the event annually to further strengthen professional cycling in Sri Lanka.

 Seven races took place amidst the cheer of enthusiastic spectators.

 Results: Junior Men (U-19)

(1) Deshan Kavinda, 44.11, Fun Bee Cycling Club (2) Sachin Umesh, 44.11, Kadirana Speed Cycling Club (3) Javinda Dilshan, 44.11, Boralesgamuwa Cycling Club (4) Vinod Prasanna, 45.55, Southern Cycling Club (5) Tharanga Fernando, 45.55, Golden Cycling Club