New Delhi To Host Biggest Asian Cycling Championship In History With 28 Countries Represented
The Hero Cycles 33rd Senior and the 20th Junior Asian Cycling Championship will be held in New Delhi from March 7-17. The event "will feature the biggest ever field in its history with 28 countries being represented by 567 cyclists in track and road racing," according to THE HINDU. The Indira Gandhi Cycling Velodrome "will host the track competitions" from March 7-11 "while the road racing events will be conducted" at the Buddh Int'l F1 Racing Circuit on the remaining days. London 2012 track cycling double Silver Medalist Guo Shuang of China "is expected to be the biggest draw at the championship, which will also mark the beginning of the qualification process" for Rio 2016. In the senior category, "Japan will bring the largest contingent with 55 cyclists while India is a close second with 54 competitors, up from seven last year" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (THE HINDU, 2/20).