Track Asia Cup 2018 - Highlights

Track Asia Cup 2018 - Highlights

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Track Asia Cup 2018 - Highlights

The 5th Track Asia Cup 2018 was held between the 21st and 23rd September at the Indira Gandhi Velodrome in Delhi. The event saw the participation of about 150 cyclists from 12 countries - Nepal, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Thailand, UAE, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Netherland, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This three day event saw some outstanding cycling, along with power-packed finishes. Read on for what went down at the Track Asia Cup 2018.

Along with preliminary and qualifying rounds of various events, day one saw the finals of seven events, the results of which are as follows. In the Men Junior Points Race (15km) Danil Pekhotin (Thailand) placed first, followed by Bilal Ahmed Dar in the second place, winning India’s first medal of the Track Asia Cup, and SAINCA cyclist Venkanpa S Kengalgutti placed third.In the Women Junior Time Trial (500 m) Mayuri Lute claimed the first gold medal for India, followed by Kanyarat Hnokaew (Thailand) who came in second, and Alyona Abramchuk (Kazakhstan) placed third.   

In the Women Elite Time Trial (500 m) Crismonita Dwi Putra (Thailand) emerged victorious, followed by Elga Kharisma Novanda (Indonesia) in second place and M Sonali Chanu (India) placed third. In the Women Elite Team Sprint Indonesian cyclists Crismonita Dwi Putri and Elga Kharisma Novanda emerged victorious, Indian cyclists Deborah and M Sonali Chanu placed second and Wing Yu Ma and Yin Yin Li of Hong Kong placed third. 

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The Men Junior Team Sprint saw Indian cyclists Abhishek Kashid, Jemsh Singh Ketthelakpam and Esow Alben emerge victorious and Kazakhstan cyclsists Alexander Safarov, Temirkhan Siazbekov and Dimitriy Rezanov place second. The Men Elite Team Sprint saw the Indonesian cyclists Puguh Admadi, Terry Kusuma and Rio Akbar emerge victorious. Placing second were Apollonius, Sanu Raj Paul and Sahil Kumar from India, followed by Sree Repon Kumer Biswas, Muktadur Al Hassain and Md Akramol Islam from Bangladesh in third place.   

The last final of the day was the Men Elite Team Pursuit in which Manjeet Singh, Manohar Lal, A Bike Singh and Dilawar from India placed first, followed by SAINCA cyclists Harish Kumar, Bajrang Delu, Punam Chand and Dinesh Kumar in second place. Sree Repon Kumer Biswas, Muktadur Al Hassain, Md Rony Masud Rana and Md Akramol Islam from Bangladesh placed third. The day ended with the award ceremony for the team sprint and team pursuit. The end of day 1 of the Track Asia Cup, 2018 saw India at the top of the table, with podium finishes in every event held on this day. 

Along with preliminary and qualifying rounds of various events, day two saw the finals of six events, the results of which are as follows. In the Men Elite Scratch Race Thurakit B (Thailand) placed first, followed by Patompod Phonarajthan (Thailand) in the second place and Ryan James Schilt (Netherland) placed third. 

In the Women Elite Individual Pursuit (3km) SAINCA cyclist E Chaoba Devi placed first followed by Nayana Rajesh P (India) who came in second, and Subarna Barma (Bangladesh) placed third.    In the Women Junior Individual Pursuit (2km) Swasti Singh (India) emerged victorious, followed by SAINCA cyclist Danamma Chinchakh who placed second. In the Men Elite Points Race (30km) Ryan James Schilt (Netherland) emerged victorious, Thurakit B (Thailand) placed second and Ramis Dinmukhamatov (Kazakhstan) placed third.   

The Men Elite Sprint saw Terry Kusuma (Thailand) emerge victorious with a timing of 0:10.484. Andre Chugey (Kazakhstan) placed second and Sanu Raj Paul (India) placed third. The Women Elite Sprint saw Hoi Yan Jessica Lee (Hong Kong) win gold with a timing of 0:11.268. Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia) placed second and Wing Yu Ma (Hong Kong) placed third. 

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The final day of the Track Asia Cup comprised of the finals of 5 events, their results are as follows. In the Men Junior Sprint (200m) Esow Alben (India) placed first with a timing of 0:10.500. Dmitriy Rezanov (Kazakhstan) placed second with a timing of 0:10.863 and Jemsh Singh Ketthelakpam placed third with a timing of 0:11.132.   

In the Women Junior Sprint (200m) Mayuri Lute (India) placed first with a timing of 0:12.263. Kanyarat Hnokaew (Thailand) placed second with a timing of 0:12.871 and Alyona Abramchuk (Kazakhstan) placed third with a timing of 0:12.681. 

In the Men Elite Keirin Andrey Chugay (Kazakhstan) emerged victorious, followed by Pugoh Admadi (Indonesia) who placed second and SAINCA cyclist Amarjeet Singh Nagi in the third place.   

In the Women Elite Keirin Hoi Yan Jessica Lee (Hong Kong) emerged victorious, followed by Crismonita Dwi Putri (Indonesia) who placed second and Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia) in the third place. The last final of the day was the Men Elite Omnium (25km) in which the final classification was - Ka Yu Leung (Hong Kong) who placed first, followed by Thurakit B (Thailand)who placed second and placing third was Ryan James Schilt (Netherland). 

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Conclusion

The end of the 3rd day marked the end of this year’s Track Asia Cup which was concluded with a closing ceremony. The final medal tally put India at the top of the table with a total of 14 medals - 6 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. In second place was Indonesia with a total of 7 medals - 4 gold and 3 Silver. And in third place was Hong Kong with a total of 6 medals - 4 gold and 2 bronze. Following the top three positions were Kazakhstan, Thailand, SAINCA, Netherland, Malaysia and Bangladesh respectively. With no medals to tally, Singapore, Nepal, UAE and Sri Lanka did not secure a place in the overall positions. The 5th Track Asia Cup saw the emergence of talented cyclists, from India as well as from the other participating countries. We look forward to seeing more such achievements from these athletes in their future races.

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