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Mountain Bike Race Held to Mark 70th Anniv. of VJ Day

On August 23, when over 300 cyclists from nationwide set out from the starting line, the 2015 “Zhang Guying Village – Dayun Mountain” mountain bike race was launched in Yueyang County of Hunan. On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the War of Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War, the bicycle race aimed to recall the memorable revolutionary history and commemorate the revolutionary martyrs as Yueyang County was then a main battlefield of southern Hunan.

The race was divideed into men’s group and women’s group. Starting from Zhang Guying village, cyclists passed the beautiful Tieshan Reservoir, named as “Thousand-island Lake in Hunan”, and ascended 15 kilometers along the slope roads before reaching Dayun Mountain. After fierce competition, the first 40 male cyclists and 20 female cyclists to reach the finishing line were granted trophies, bonuses and prizes.

Translator: Zhu Mengxia

Cyclists ride during the race.