Gone are the days when cycling was considered just as a mode of transport. From being a poor man’s trip to hobby of a rich man, cycles cater to the needs of all the people. Over the past few decades, cycling has gone on to be just a humble mode of commute to one of the coolest sports. Globally, cycling has become one of the most respected sports considering it needs intense stamina, endurance, and energy. As with other sports, Indians are not far behind in cycling as well! The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is responsible for the promotion of cycling as a sport in India. Across the nation, CFI develops and directs cycling under all forms to make the forerunners in this sport. On that note, let us meet the top Indian cyclists.
The 25-year-old Sreedhar Savanur from Karnataka is among India’s best sprinters. He is considered as leading Indian cyclists and has been champion for many years. The champ represented India at the Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow, Scotland. Sreedhar belongs to a family of farmers but that did not let him give shed his dreams of playing for his country. He has bagged nine gold, five silver and six bronze medals in cycling. The Karnataka State Government has bestowed him the Eklavya Award, the highest recognition Karnataka State Government in the year 2013. He had been a racing champion for three years on a trot and works for the Railways to support his family.