India to field a 29- member team for the Track Asia Cup
Deborah Herold of India is current no.6 in UCI rankings (Image Credit: wishesh.com)
New Delhi: In an announcement made yesterday, the Cycling Federation of India, CFI said that a 29 member strong Indian team will participate in third edition of the Track Asia Cup which is scheduled at IG Sports Complex, New Delhi.
These athletes will be comprising of all the sections of ME, WE, MJ and WJ; and are supposed to give a tough competition to the athletes from Korea, Kazakhstan, Iran and Hong Kong. India’s star cyclist Deborah who has won several medals at the International level is all set to showcase her performance again to take India towards the best team of the event while the Indian sprints boys and girls teams are also ready for historic wins this time.
A tsunami survivor, Deborah, from Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been improving with each event passing by. She has been in the camp for two years after she was picked up by CFI as a junior and has now risen to be ranked 6th in the world in the time trial events.
Speaking about her participation and preparation, Deborah told,” I’m considering on my events and I will perform my personal best in my favorite events ‘Keirin and Time Trial.’ I’m watching myself onto podium in World Championship. The things will get easier when you perform at a certain level and I’m sure that I will achieve the standards set by my coach.”
Indian contingent has quite a few Junior players who will also fight for their place at the podium. Among Junior stalwarts, Sahil Kumar who won Gold at the Asia Track Cup in Bangkok is the best bet while the team sprint team in the girls leg is also a great hope for the Indian side.
The Indian Cycling enthusiasts and Cycling Federation of India is expecting the event to be a perfect showcase of the Indian Cycling talents, and hoping this to be a learning milestone for the participating Indian cyclists.