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Asian Cycling C’ship set to roll out today

Gradually gaining in confidence after increased exposure, Indian cyclists will be pitted against the region’s best when the 33rd Asian Championships begin here tomorrow.

The 33rd senior and 20th junior Championships will roll out in two venues till March 17.

The track events will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium’s velodrome followed by the road races at the Buddh International Circuit, the state-of-the-art Formula One venue.

Over 50, of the 800 in fray from 29 countries, are expected to be Indians, whose first and only medal in the event, a silver in the women’s team pursuit, came in 2005 when the country hosted the event in Ludhiana.

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