Shreedhar Savanur and Deborah Herold won gold in the men and women's criterium races of 50 km and 40 km respectively in the elite race category of Saksham Pedal Delhi, Indias Premier Cyclothon. Rounding out the elite men's podium were Manjeet Singh and Krishna Nakaodi while Sonali Chanu and Swasti Singh finished with silver and bronze respectively in the women's elite race.
To mark the occasion, Cycling Federation of India (CFI) Secretary General Onkar Singh said: "On behalf of the Cycling Federation of India, I would like to congratulate all the medallists at the the Saksham Pedal Delhi - Elite race. The 2018 edition had a strong field of the best 160 elite cyclists in the country, showcasing the quality of competitive cycling in India. Both Shreedhar and Deborah are deserving Champions - in the criterium race," he added.
This was the second edition of Saksham Pedal Delhi carried out in the naitonal capital with the aim to profess cycling both as part of lifestyle and means of commute especially for short distance travel on daily basis. Bollywood diva Disha Patani also graced the occasion and flagged off the event amidst some of the finest atheletes and amateur riders.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega