· Both races – men and women – were criterium races
· The man raced over 45kms and the women racing over 27kms
The National Cycling Championship concluded today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with the men and women competing in criterium races over 45kms and 27kms respectively. The individual races were won by SSCB’s Satbir Singh and RSPB’s T. Manorama Devi. The 2017 edition of the National Championship was hosted by Saksham Pedal Delhi – India’s Premier Cyclothon.
Rounding out the elite men’s podium were Arvind Panwar from RSPB and SSCB’s Krishna Naikodi whilst Manipur’s Sonali Chanu and Kerala’s Amrtiha Ragunathan’s finished with silver and bronze respectively in the women’s elite race.
To mark the occasion Mr. Onkar Singh – Secretary General, Cycling Federation of India, said, “On behalf of the Cycling Federation of India, I would like to congratulate all the medallists at the National Cycling Championship. The 2017 edition had a strong field of the best 180 elite cyclists in the country and continues to showcase the quality of competitive cycling in India. Both Satbir Singh and Manorama Devi are deserving National Champions – in the criterium race. I would also like to thank PCRA, DoIt Sports and Meraki Sport & Entertainment for driving the sport of cycling via a fantastic platform like Saksham Pedal Delhi.”
Elite Men’s – 45kms
1. Satbir Singh – SSCB
2. Arvind Panwar – RSPB
3. Krishna Naikodi – SSCB
Elite Women’s – 27kms
1. T. Manorama Devi – RSPB
2. Sonali Chanu – Manipur
3. Amritha Ragunathan – Kerala