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Monday, November 10, 2008

Chinese bikers dominate Asian Mountain Bike Championship

Chinese players dominated the first day of 14th Asian Mountain Bike Championship winning both titles in Men's and Women's Elite Cross Country race at Chovar, Kathmandu.
A cyclist from Iran during the Cross Country – Elite Men Final of ' XIV Asian Mountain Bike Championship' at Chovar, Kathmandu, Saturday, Nov 08 08.
A cyclist from Iran during the Cross Country – Elite Men Final of ' XIV Asian ...

Chinese rider Jiang Xue Li clocked 1 hour 34 min 24 sec to complete the 35.63 km long seven lap race. Japanese rider Kohei Yamamoto secured the second position clocking 1 hour 55 min 46 sec and Chun Hing Chan of Hong Kong finished the race in 1 hour 56 min 52 sec for third position.

Nepalese Padam Sabenhang, among four Nepalese bikers, was the only one to finish the race, with a time of 2 hours 10 min and 53 sec securing 17th position out of 30 bikers.

Ren Chengyuan of China won the ladies category with timing of hour 34 minutes 24 seconds for 25.45 km. Additionally, Chinese players came in second and third also. Nepalese Nirjala Tamrakar was forced to leave the track for her slow riding.

The Down-Hill category will be held on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the organizer has said that the top three riders from male and female categories would qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
news and pic from nepalnews

Updated: Mio Suemasa wins downhill women, we still search for the complete results

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