Saturday, September 24, 2022

Two Pakistani cyclists to feature in World Road Race Cycling c’ship

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) will send two cyclists to feature in World Road Race Cycling Championship to be held in Australia in September.

PCF Secretary Syed Azhar Ali Shah said the selection of the cyclists will be done from Asian Games.

“We have a meeting with Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Wednesday to decide about the training camp for preparation of Asian Games,” he said.

“A total of 182 players from different countries will participate in the championship,” he said.

Last week, PCF urged the authorities for building velodromes for the national cyclists in the country in order to groom the talented cyclists.

Shah said there is plentiful of talent in the country but velodromes are needed to uplift the cyclists.

“There is a velodrome in Lahore but in a very bad condition and we had written multiple times to Punjab Sports Board (PSB) but yet the velodrome has not been repaired,” he said.

He appealed the authorities concerned to build velodromes in other cities of the country as well so hat the cycling talent does not get wasted.

Speaking about different cycling tournaments to be held this year in the country, he said National Cycling Race will be held in Quetta and National Cycling Coaching Course in Lahore in August, National Cycling race will be held from Karachi to Hyderabad in September.

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