Cycling Federation of India to host Track Asia Cup

Photo :|07-Sep-2019 21:48

-34 Member Indian team & additional team of Khelo India to participate in this event

-Track Asia Cup is also qualification for World Cup, World Championship & Tokyo Olympics 2020.

-Entry for spectators will be free.

-Khelo India Cyclists will also field its 13 member team for International exposure to athletes.

The event will see total participation from 16 countries namely Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, UAE, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran, China, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Latvia, Slovakia & India. More than 150 cyclists from different countries will compete in this event for the top honours.
The Cycling Federation of India is organizing the sixth edition of The Track Asia Cup 2019 at cycling Velodrome, IG Sports Complex, and New Delhi from 9th -11th Sept. 2019. The Federation has gone a long way since organsing in 2014 with hardly any stars to showcase and now has become a force specially in Junior section, not only at the Asian level but also have left a mark at the Juniors World Championship with unprecedented success.

The event will witness 12 teams from across Asia & Europe participating in this UCI class I accredited event. The important factor being that this event is not only part of the World cup, World championship, but also for the Olympic qualifier for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The process of qualification started in July 2018 will go up toFeb 20th 2020 thus making it most competitive one. The main Challenge in the event coming from Hong Kong, Thailand, Kazakhstan & Malaysia.

The Teams will start arriving on 7th Sept. 2019 and would have 02 days of practice session at velodrome before the Commencement of the event on 9th Sept. 2019.
The main strength of Indian team is the junior lead by Mr. Esow currently ranked no 1 in the Kierin & Sprint event in the UCI world ranking. Indian Juniors in Sprint Team event are also ranked at no 2 and this makes our juniors a formidable team and would be very tough for other countries to beat them. The junior team sprint, which won Gold recently in the World Junior Championship, will be star attraction, while Mr. Esow Alben, who secured three medals in the same championships and recipient of three Gold Medals in the Asian Continental Championships 2019 will lead the Indian challenge.