Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Giving boost to resumption of sporting activities, Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju visited the Cycling training camp for the Elite National Cyclists at the Yamuna Velodrome at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, here on Friday.
“India’s Elite young cyclists have resumed their training at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex. All the training preparations are good and health safety measures are being followed strictly. Now we have very good cycling prospects at top International level” the minister tweeted after his visit.
This is the first camp to start at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex post lockdown which has other sporting facilities such as Boxing, Gymnastic, Wrestling etc.
The training camp commenced after the quarantine period with 12 Elite cyclist which includes the top cyclists L Ronaldo Singh, Esow, David Beckham among others is running smoothly with all the SOP’s of the Government being followed strictly.
The minister was received by Cycling Federation of India Onkar Singh and Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Sandeep Pradhan at the Complex.
They appraised the minister on future planning of the cycling with a vision of qualifying to 2024 Olympic and the various measures of training and facilities of Indian team and plan for selection and training of cyclists at grass root level were discussed.
The cyclists who were disappointed after the cancellation of the UCI Junior World Track Championship , are now training looking forward the various International events across the World, but concentrating for Track Asia Cup 2020, New Delhi slated for the later part of the year and also for the Asian Track Cycling Championships to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in early part of 2021.
The trainee were enthusiastic and encouraged after the visit of the Minister to the camp” added Onkar Singh.