Cycling: Gidich Sprints to Asian Championship Road Race Victory

The 2019 Asian Road Cycling Championship concluded today with the men’s road race. In terms of Olympic qualification, the two highest ranked eligible athletes qualified their nation to the Olympics. The Asian Road Cycling Championship was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 23rd to April 28th 2019.

With no winner decided after almost 166.6km the race came down to a sprint between China’s Lyu Xianjing and Kazakhstan’s Yevgeniy Gidich where Gidich did just enough to win the overall event with a time of 4:03:21. Lyu finished second with the same time while six seconds later Feng Chun-kai of Chinese Taipei finished in third place.

As a reminder, the Nations World Rankings will have priority over the continental qualifiers. Should Kazakhstan or China qualify through the rankings then the continental quota will be passed down to the next highest ranked nation that did not qualify through the rankings. The final continental road race event will be the Pan American Championships to be held next week.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Road Race
* China
* Kazakhstan

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