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Lt Gen Anil Puri 1st serving general to complete 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit

Points to Remember:

  • Lieutenant General Anil Puri has become the first serving Lieutenant General-rank officer of the Indian Army to complete France’s oldest cycling event, 1,200-km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit.
  • The 56-year-old officer completed the circuit on August 23 by cycling non-stop for 90 hours.
  • Over 31,125 riders have managed to complete Paris–Brest–Paris Randonneur ever since the event started in 1931.
  • This year, the picturesque town of Rambouillet hosted the departure and arrival for the event.

About Paris-Brest-Paris:

  • Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a long-distance cycling event. It was originally a 1,200 km (750 mi) bicycle race from Paris to Brest and back to Paris in 1891.
  • The last time it was run as a race was 1951.
  • The most recent edition of PBP was held on 18-22 August 2019.
  • First winner: Charles Terront (FRA)
  • 2019 winner: Hajo Eckstein (Germany)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has become the first serving Indian Army general to complete France’s oldest cycling event, Paris-Brest-Paris circuit 2019? Anil Puri
  2. Who won Paris–Brest–Paris 2019, France’s oldest cycling event? Hajo Eckstein
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