MULTAN - With a lead of 10 seconds over his nearest competitor, Mamanga Perera of Sri Lanka clinched the sixth stage of the 14th Tour de Pakistan International Cycle Race here on Saturday. The cyclists paddled-off from Bahawalpur for Multan in the sixth stage and the Sri Lankan cyclist, who was the winner of the third stage, covered this distance in two hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds. Mohammad Asif Baloch of Sui Southern emerged as the second place holder as he reached Multan in two hours, 19 minutes and three seconds. The overall lead holder of the race and winner of the fourth stage, Niamat Ali of Sui Southern, however, had to contend on third position, as he finished with a deficit of 10 seconds against Asif Baloch. The fourth, fifth and sixth positions were grabbed by Dilsher of WAPDA, Muhammad Sabir of Sui Southern and Haroon ur Rasheed of WAPDA respectively. With prize money of $10,000, the 14th Tour de Pakistan Cycle race paddled off from Karachi and will finish in Peshawar. Besides top Pakistani peddlers, teams from India, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka are participating in the race that comprises 11 stages with an overall distance of 1655 kilometres. The cyclists were accorded warm welcome by government officials and general public upon their arrival at Multan. They are scheduled to partake in functions held in their honour during their stay at Multan. The participants of the race will leave for Sahiwal in seventh phase at 7:00 am on Sunday.