Track Asia Cup-2016

The cycling velodrome at the IG sports complex in New Delhi saw over 150 cyclists from ten participating Asian nations battling it out for honors in the Track Asia Cup. Mrs. Karen O’Callaghan of Australia was the Chief Commissaire, appointed by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and was supported by 15 qualified officials from Cycling Federation of India and 20 local officials

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Participating nations were Hong Kong, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macau China, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, UAE and Uzbekistan

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India ended the championship with a rich haul of 16 medals, which included 5 Gold’s ending second on the leader board after Hong Kong which had a medal tally of 18, which included a haul of 11 Gold’s. India’s Deborah ended her campaign as a star performer of the event with an impressive tally of 3 Gold’s and a Silver in the Keirin event.

For India, the women led the way both in the elite and junior categories. In the team elite women’s team pursuit, Indian team comprising of Raj Kumari Devi, Bidya Luxmi Tourangbam, Ratuja Satputhe and G Amritha Regunath bagged the bronze medal

The Women Junior Sprint final saw India bag the first two positions. Nayana Rajesh was awarded the gold medal and Anu Chutia the silver. Hoi Wah of Hong Kong was at the third position

The highlight of the event was the 30KM point race where 14 riders had to complete 120 rounds of the track. Indian Krishna Nayakodi and Ramesh Nagarajan couldn’t win a medal but showcased super performance by securing 8th place & 10th place respectively

The event was well publicized and saw healthy spectator support and we at Crank feel these are indications for cycling events gaining in popularity

The organizing was especially brilliant with the support of all the sponsors and the officiating was flawless with not a single protest registered by any participating team. We feel this was one of the best-organized events in recent times

Coach R K Sharma and Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General, CFI were very satisfied with the team’s performance and the overall conduct of the event. They have their sights set firmly on the Asian and world level events of the future where they are certain India has much to showcase. “The day is not far when we will win medals at the world level” says Mr. Singh

The Track Asia Cup sets the ground for the much-anticipated Asian Track Cycling Championship to be held in India in February 2017. Riders from over 30 countries are expected to take part

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Medal Tally

 

RANK TEAM NATION MEN ELITE WOMEN ELITE MEN JUNIOR WOMEN JUNIOR TOTAL
G S B G S B G S B G S B G S B
                                   
1   Hong Kong   HKG 4 1   3 1 1 4 2       2 11 4 3
2   India   IND       3 1 3   1 4 2 2   5 4 7
3   Malaysia   MAS   2 1   1 1 1 1   2     3 4 2
4   Kazakhstan   KAZ     2   3   2 1 2   1   2 5 4
5   Taipei   TPE 2 1 1                   2 1 1
6   Iran   IRI 1 2 1                   1 2 1
7   Uzbekistan   UZB   1 1           1   1 1   2 3
8   UAE   UAE     1         2       1   2 2
9   Macau   MAC                              
10   Pakistan   PAK                              
TOTAL 7 7 7 6 6 5 7 7 7 4 4 4 24 24 23

 

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