The 15th Tour de Pakistan Cycle kicked off in Peshawar today in Peshawar.
Governor NWFP Owais Ghani opened the event. The cyclists would cover a distance of 1685km in 11 stages, which would climaxed in Rawalpindi. As many as 55 teams were invited for the event, however, Afghanistan is only foreign team that is taking part while Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Nepal teams did not turn up despite their confirmation. The sprint would finish on March, 13 at Mazar-e-Quiad, Karachi after passing through some major cities of NWFP, Punjab and Sindh. Besides Afghanistan teams from FATA, Pakistan Army, WAPDA, Railways, Sui Southern Gas and cyclists of the four provinces contesting for the top honor.