Indian cycling continues to grow significantly worldwide because India reached a world no. 1 ranking in the four-sprinting events in the recently updated UCI 2020 rankings. Laitonjam Ronaldo Singh, part of the winning team of the junior world championship (sprint) last year, made history by becoming World Junior No.1 in all four sprinting events. In addition, Ronaldo Singh jumped five and two places to be number 1 in the rankings of Keirin and 1 km time trial events respectively. In the latest UCI world rankings, Ronaldo topped all three individual events - Individual Sprint, Keirin and Time Trial and was also part of the Indian team that secured the No.1 spot in the team sprint event. Simultaneously, India is at the top of the team sprint ranking.
Last year, Ronaldo had finished seventh in the UCI Junior General Classification of the Junior Track Cycling World Championship, while winning the 2020 Asian Track Championship and the 2019 Track Asia Cup. He had secured second place in the GP Brno - Men Junior - Sprint - Overall ranking after winning 29. Ronaldo currently has 1530 points in Sprint. This happens after Esow, who has advanced to the top level, created history by becoming the first Indian to head the UCI world rankings last year and Ronaldo carried the torch to become number 1 in the world this year. Ronaldo and his teammates from Team Sprint Y Rojit Singh, who finished second in the Keirin and third in the sprint events, thus made an overall impact worldwide.
In junior women, India ranks number two in the team sprint, while Triyasha Paul is number three in the time trial and Nikita Nisha is number three in the Keirin event.
The cyclists are currently training under the guidance of head coach RK Sharma and his team at NCA, jointly run by CFI and SAI at the IG Cycling Velodrome in Delhi, which also hosts UCI's World Cycling Center.
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