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Iranian cyclist stands1st in Asia

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has put a woman cyclist from Iran at the top of the Asian ranking for the second consecutive year.

Sunday 26 November 2017 - 15:53


Faranak Parto Azar with 321 points in the cross-country cycling field ranked first in Asia and 86th in the world, head of Fars Province Cycling Association Hadi Ba Shafaat said on Saturday.

Winning the Asian bronze medal in 2017 in China, being the champion of the Salcano race in Turkey in 2016, and coming first in Iran’s championship have been considered in her global ranking.

Cross-country (XC) cycling is the most common discipline of mountain biking. Cross-country cycling became an Olympic sport in 1996 and is the only form of mountain biking practiced at the Olympics

Source: IRNA


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