The 36-member Indian cyclists’ squad and 8 Indian para cyclists are ready to take on the challenge of the Asian Track Cycling Championships 2022. The event is set to be held at the Indoor Cycling Velodrome at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi from June 18 to 22.
With this event, their quest begins today to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The 41st edition of this monumental event will be held along with the junior and para championships. The India para team will have 8 members in the 10th para-cycling championship.
Earlier, the event was scheduled to be held in February but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is Asian Track Cycling Championship 2022
The Asian Track Cycling Championships is a UCI (world cycling governing body) level 1 event. The event will rank individuals and will help cyclists qualify for the Paris Olympics 2024.
Initially, 500 cyclists from 20 countries were assured to participate but several withdrawals were made. Now cyclists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, UAE, and Uzbekistan will compete.
Junior world No. 1 Ronaldo Singh and veteran Esow Alben will also take part. In the women’s sections, Junior Champions Mayuri Lute and Trishya Paul will be India’s top picks.
India’s very own David Beckham, Vishwajeet, Meenakshi, and youngsters like Aashirwad Saxena, Gurnoor Poonia, Srimathi J, and Sadnya Kotake are also included in the Indian squad.
Senior finals only-
June 18, Saturday-- Advertisement --
- 4km team pursuit (men and women)
- Team sprint (men and women)
June 19, Sunday
- 3km individual pursuit women
- 4km individual pursuit men
- Keirin men
- 500m time trial women
June 20, Monday
- Omnium (men and women)
- 1 km time trial men
June 21, Tuesday
- 30km point race men
- 20km point race for women
- Sprint women
June 22, Wednesday
- 10km scratch race for women
- 15km scratch race men
- Sprint men
- Madison (men and women)
- Keirin women
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