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Cyclos set to race

T he first ever cyclo marathon around the capital's streets is to take place this

Sunday, the Ministry of Tourism has announced.

The race called "The Phnom

Penh Four Hour Cyclo-pousse" was due to have taken place on Feb 13 but had to be

postponed.

Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism Sok

Chenda said arrangements would be exactly the same as had been planned for the

earlier date.

He said: "The ministry is really excited that the race is

now going ahead and we hope it will be the first of many and prove to be a big

tourist attraction."

Preparations and registration of racers will take

place tomorrow and the race itself will start on Sunday at 11 am and finish

around 3 am.

The racers will go round a circuit starting on Preah

Sothearos Bvld in front of the Royal Palace. They will head south, turn right

along 240, left by Wat Butom, around the Independence Monument and back to the

palace.

Fifty teams of two registered to take part on the original race

day, including seven foreign pairs.

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