KARACHI - Hashamatullah of Afghanistan sprang a major early surprise when he won the second of the eleven stage 1655 kilometer Tour de Pakistan road cycle race which completed its second day at Moro (Sindh) which was the finishing point of the 155 kilometer second stage. The Afghan came from nowhere in the closing stage of the race to sprint to top slot covering the grueling 155 kilometer stage in four hours 24 minutes 19 seconds which was just 10 second better than Dil Sher Ali of Wapda who finished second. Dil Sher had grabbed fourth place in the first Karachi Hyderabad stage on Sunday afternoon. The highlight of the first two days of the race was good showing from Sri Lankan cyclists. Two Janaka Hemantha and Jeevan Manjola finished fifth and sixth in the first 153 kilometer Karachi Hyderabad first stage. In the second Hyderabad Moro stage three Lankans grabbed place in top six. Suweera Ninanga was third behind second placed Dil Sher covering the distance in four hours 24 minutes 29 seconds. Another Sri Lankan Sameera was placed fifth with a timing of four hours 25 minutes 55 seconds and Meemon Peirera was third Lankan to finish in top six in the stage when he took 6th position. The 1655 kilometers cycle race flagged off on Sunday morning from the Mazar of Quaide Azam on an eleven stage journey at the end of which the winner will pocket US dollar 3000 and the runners will receive US Dollar 2500. Acting Sindh governor Ms. Shehla Raza flagged off the race. All went well at the starting point and till the race approached the end of first stage. However, just before the finishing point, the two cyclists from Sindh were knocked down by a speeding car which was being driven side by side of the racing cyclists. Abdul Ahad and Muhammad Sarwar were said to be knocked down and were injured. The organizers claimed that the injuries to the two were not serious. After giving first aid to the two at a Hyderabad hospital, the two were driven back to Karachi for further treatment. Another bizarre incident awaited cyclists when they finished the first stage about fifteen kilometers before the finishing point. All the judges and technical officials had gathered at the finishing point near Hyderabad by-pass but some one finished the race long distance before the real finishing point. The second Hyderabad -Moro stage, according to information available here was well organized as planned. All the cyclists except the foreign cyclists were accommodated at the Al Noor sugar mill in Moro. The foreign cyclists from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka were lodged at the VIP guest house of the mill. The third stage from Moro to Sukkur will start on Tuesday morning. The thirteen day race will finish at Peshawar on November 28. Stage wise top six finishers. First stage: Karachi Hyderabad 153 kilometers. 1. Abdul Ahad(Wapda) Four Hour five minutes 38 second 2. Niamat Ali (Sui Southern Gas) 4H 8Minuites 10 seconds. 3. Zahid Gulfam (Wapda) 4H 8 minutes 20 seconds. 4. Dil Sher Ali (Wapda) 4H 8 minutes 20 seconds. 5. Janaka Hemantha ( Sri Lanka) 4H 8minutes 30 seconds. 6. Jeevan Manjola( Sri Lanka) 4H 8 minutes 30 sec0nds. Second stage : Hyderabad -Moro155 kilometers. 1.Hashamtullah (Afghanistan) 4H 24 minutes 9 seconds. 2.Dil Sher Ali ( Wapda) 4H 24 minutes 19 seconds. 3.Suwera Ninanga ( Sri Lanka) 4H 24 minutes 29 seconds. 4. Sabir (Sui Southern Gas) 4H 25 minutes 15 seconds. 5. Sameera (Sri Lanka) 4H 25 minutes 55 seconds 6. Meemon Peirera (Sri Lanka) 4 Hour 26 minutes 40 seconds. Third Moro/Sukkur 150 Km stage start from Moro on Tuesday morning.