Cycling Federation of India felicitated Indian Junior Cyclists-Cyclists won 10 Medal with 4 Gold
New Delhi (News4city)- Cycling Federation of India felicitated Indian Junior Cyclists in a grand ceremony here in Delhi. Indian Junior Cyclists won 04 Gold, 04 Silver and 02 Bronze and topped the Medal Tally beating World top riders of China, Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and 22 Countries of Asia, in the recently held Asian Track Cycling Championships 2019 held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
On the occasion, Harbhajan Singh, Director, Honda Motors & Scooters Pvt. Ltd. announced a prize money of 1 Lac each to Gold Medalist, 75000 to Silver & 50000 each to Bronze medalist. They also announced to support with Cycles for Indian cyclists.
On the occasion Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General informed that normally Ministry selects only Senior players under the TOP Scheme but on the request of Cycling Federation of India, Ministry agreed to give assistance to 04 Junior cyclists under the Top Scheme.
The Cycling Federation of India after having a very successful and eventful year is now starting this cycling season with a positive note. To carry on the achievement of the last year and to keep up the momentum, Indian Junior Cycling team with two coaches are proceeding to Germany for three month training cum competition program. This team will be undergoing rigorous training under Chief Coach R.K Sharma before they participate in the Junior Track World Cycling Championships to be held at Frankfurt from 15th to 19th Aug. 2019.
On the eve of the send off to the team, where Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Director, HMSI and Mr. Vineet Aggarwal, partner, T 10 Sports were the Guest of honor. Mr. Onkar Singh, Secretary General, CFI said “since the ACTC plans are pending with the SAI and MoYAS and this program was planned well ahead, we are thankful to HMSI, who had supported the Federation in their venture, which was essentially very important for the riders under our yearly training program. HMSI has always been supporting us be it Exposure, training or equipments and we owe this success to them. The SAI has also been with us in our mission of excellence and we do hope together will achieve our goal of 2024 Olympic. I also thank T 10 Sports for being our apparel partner and providing World class sports kit to our riders”.
The team is quite confident of improving upon their last year’s performance, whereby Mr. Esow secured silver medal at the World Championships for India and missed the Gold by a whisker. He is currently no. 1 in the World Junior UCI ranking in the Keirin and Sprint event and is confident to improve on his last year performance. The other riders are also in the top few rank in UCI World ranking. The team is also looking at the Asian Track Cycling Championships to be held in Oct. 2019 at Korea and would strive to maintain the supremacy in the Track events. This training cum competition program is being supported by M/s. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Ltd., who have not only been supporting CFI through CSR initiative, but has been our partner in the mission of excellence.