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3 Times Champion of Portugal and World no 16 to race at MTB Himalaya 2013

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Name: Ricardo Rodrigues Martins Category: Open Men Solo / Advisor Nationality: Portugal Age: 31

MTB Himalaya 2013 has had one track vision of Bringing India on the world map for cycling. In accordance to that, we try to get top international riders to come and race in India. There is no bigger inspiration and motivator than to see top talent from across the world in your own country. This year we announce the Biggest Name to have stepped, onto the Indian Soil for Mountain Biking-RICARDO RODRIGUES MARTINS Ricardo Rodrigues Martins needs no introduction in the cycling world. To start with;

1) He has been the Portugal National Champion for 3 years straight
2) Been a part of the Portugal National Cycling team for 8 years
3) World No 16 – World Team Time Trial
3) Italian National team for 2 years – CeramicaFlaminiaBossini
4) Participant in All European Championships
5) Numerous Championships across the World
6) Currently works as a commercial adviser with Team CajaRural ;
7) Adviser to many top Mountain Biking events in the World
8) Manager : Skydive Dubai Professional Cycling Team

Ricardo believes in what MTB Himalaya is trying to achieve. He has been very actively promoting the Himalayas as world destination for Mountain Biking.

”I believe that this race have potential to became one of the most important mountain bike stage races in the World!!MTB Himalaya has been able to establish India as a destination for world class mountain biking. I have been advising team HASTPA on how to make this race the biggest in the world. There is huge potential in this event. If the government of India provides enough infrastructural support i see no reason why this can’t be the best race in the world. I have worked on similar projects across the world – and if authorities and sponsors extend support it will become a top race. I have been interacting with the team and i think they have done a good job. Other world ranking riders are also looking forward to take part in the race. They will definitely follow me and come next year.” – Remarked Ricardo

MTB Himalaya Welcomes Ricardo Rodrigues Martins to the biggest event in Indian Cycling!

“Its an honor for the City, State, Country that such a distinguished world renowned cyclist is coming to Shimla for a race.
I think India has arrived on the world cycling map” – Ashish Sood

Come watch him burn those trails at MTB Himalaya 2013!
We wish Ricardo all the best for his Indian Odyssey.

For any queries please contact our media & communication team at
Ashish Sood – +91-98164-45674 | [email protected]
Samir Azad – +91-89882-32580 | [email protected]
SurabhiTandon – +91-96500-81998 | [email protected]
HASTPA Office – +91-177-2659797 | [email protected]

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Himachal Reports 87 COVID-19 Deaths in 11 Days With a Steep Rise in Cases

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COVID-19 deaths in Himachal pradesh on november 10

Shimla-With nine more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the tally for Himachal Pradesh has jumped to 399. The state is witnessing a surge in November as 87 deaths were reported during the last 11 days. Yesterday’s fatalities included seven males and two females aged between 45 to 87 years. Find the reasons for these fatalities below:

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Further, according to the state Health Department’s official statistics, 610 new cases of COVID-19 were detected yesterday, of which Shimla reported highest (118) cases, followed by Mandi (116).

In Mandi district, as many as 26 more teachers and some students reportedly tested positive yesterday. The infected also included two doctors of Tanda Medical College, Kangra, and a couple of policemen in Sakoh.

Operation theatre at the Kamala Nehru Hospital, Shimla, was reportedly closed for a week. Similarly, the women police station in Shimla was also closed following the detection of a case.

Further, the state High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a news report published in an English daily and issued a notice to the government. The news pertained to Indira Gandhi Medical College, which ran out of space for COVID-19 patients in isolation wards.

As per official data, the total for COVID-19 in the state had reached 27418 till yesterday evening (9 pm), of which 5605 were active cases. Mandi district has reported highest 4194 cases, followed by Solan (3958), Shimla (3725), and Kangra (3635).

The state government is barely speaking on the alarming rise in fatalities and its strategy to control it. But Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Sihunta under Bhatiyat Assembly Constituency yesterday, did hail the Prime Minister and claimed that the nation is out of COVID-19 crisis.

“He (PM) has successfully brought the Nation out of Covid-19 crisis,”

Chief Minister said.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 11, 2020 (9 pm)

 

 

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Himachal Reports 12 COVID-19 Deaths in Single Day, Surge in Cases in Shimla

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Shimla-COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh as a record 12 fatalities were reported on Tuesday. Of the 611 new positive cases yesterday, Shimla reported highest 148 with seven fatalities. The deceased included 11 males and a female aged between 47 to 92 years.  During the last three days, the state has reported 25 fatalities. Find the details regarding the causes of deaths below:

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The state government had yesterday decided to close all educational institutes in Himachal for 15 days after over a hundred teachers and students tested positive in schools. The government termed it as a special vocation for students, teachers, and non-teaching staff of all educational institutes.

The capital has witnessed a surge as over 750 cases were reported during the last six days. In the season of festivity and marriages, social distancing and other guidelines issued by the MHA for personal protection are being flaunted, which is only fueling the spread. 

On top of it, the COVID-19 Hospitals in the state have begun to run out of beds for patients in isolation wards. The largest medical facility in the state – Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital- was packed to its full capacity, which was only 85 beds. Dr Rajneesh Pathania, Principal of IGMC, confirmed the report. According to media reports, DDU hospital, Shimla, had also run out of space. The government is yet to prepare the make-shift hospitals it had announced a couple of months ago. 

So far, according to the official statistics, the state had reported a total of 26808 cases till yesterday evening (9 pm), and the official COVID-19 death tally had mounted to 390.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

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Amid Alarming Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Hospitals Including IGMC Running Out of Space

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Shimla– Amid the festive season, Himachal Pradesh is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As a matter of huge concern, the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, has run out of beds in isolation facility and can’t accommodate more patient, unless someone is discharged or dies. There was space for only 85 patients at the hospital, which is full presently.

The DDU hospital, too, is running out of capacity with a surge in cases. Further, make-shift hospitals announced by the state government haven’t seen light of day. IGMC is the largest medical facility of the state and COVID-19 patients in critical condition were referred here.  

The situation could worsen due to the ongoing festive and wedding season. Markets are crowded and people are hardly following social distancing norms in marriages.

Further, yesterday seven people including a 16-year-old girl lost their lives. The decision to open schools seems to be backfiring as hundreds of teachers and several students were found positive for COVID-19 during the past few days. There are speculations that the state government could decide on closing schools for some time in the Cabinet meeting to be held today.

Details regarding the causes of fatalities below:

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On Monday, five doctors and nine staff nurses at the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Nerchowk in Mandi district, tested positive.

Yesterday, the state reported a record 711 confirmed cases with seven fatalities in a single day. Shimla district reported the highest 204 confirmed cases.

The COVID-19 death tally has now mounted to 378, while the total number of cases had reached 26197 till yesterday evening (till 9 pm).

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

 

Himachal Pradesh covid-19 cases on november 10

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