Top 10 Cycling News Stories of 2018

2018 is about to come to an end. While you already have targets set for 2019, let’s have a look at the most read cycling news stories on the Velocrush website

Velocrush India
5 min readDec 28, 2018

We’ve pulled together a list of the most-read news articles on the Velocrush India website for 2018.

It’s a wide mixture of setting records, becoming the first Asian, oldest woman to complete an Ironman and some great achievements in the Indian cycling world.

Here are the most-read stories from the last 12 months.

Fastest Asian Woman Cyclist, Vedangi Kulkarni Completed 59,000 in 159 Days:


Vedangi Kulkarni, a 20-year old Pune girl completed 29,000 km in 159 days pedalling through 14 different countries.

Vedangi stated that the 159 days spent pedalling up to 300 km a day in 14 countries has shown her the “best and worst” of both herself and the world.

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The Reality of Bicycle Racing in India:

These days, everyone who gets into cycling dreams about bicycle racing and winning medals and trophies.

We look at some of the best cyclists in India and we admire them. We even dream of being in that place someday.

But the truth is different.

Here’s Meherzad Irani running you through a day of bicycle racing in India.

The truth will make you reconsider your decision on getting into bicycle racing in India!

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Madhura Waykar — Junior Asian Track Cycling Championship Participant

While most of us are just out of school at the age of 18 and are figuring out life, there are a few who have already achieved a mammoth of medals and accolades. One of them happens to be Mumbai’s most talented cyclist Madura Waykar. At the age of 19, this Rockstar has already represented India at the Junior Asian Track Cycling Championship.

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Indian Cyclist Esow Alben Wins Silver at Junior Track Cycling World Championship:

Indian cyclist Esow Alben won India’s first ever junior cycling World Cup medal at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships!

Can you beat that?

Esow finished second in the keirin event in Aigle, Switzerland.

Such a proud moment for our Indian cycling community!

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Anju Khosla, Oldest Indian Woman To Complete Ironman Triathlon

At 52, Anju Khosla participated in the 2018 edition of the Ironman Triathlon, one of the toughest one-day sporting events and became the oldest Indian woman to complete it.

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Meet Col. Dr Srinivas Gokulnath — First Indian to Finish Race Around Austria:

Col. Dr Srinivas Gokulnath becomes the first Indian to finish Race Around Austria extreme i.e. 2200 km in 5 Days, 10 Hrs and 9 Mins in the solo category. This news has surely given a boost to our Indian Cycling Community too.

The race covers 2,200 km and has more than 30,000 m (98,400 ft.) of climbing.

Now that’s quite a lot of climbing. Isn’t it?

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Track Asia Cup Cycling 2018: India Bags 4 golds, 5 silvers and a bronze:

By now we all know that Indian cycling is growing in leaps and bounds!

Don’t believe us?

Read this article when India bagged India Bagged 4 golds, 5 silvers and a bronze at the Track Asia Cup Cycling 2018

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Meet Amit Samarth -The First Ever Asian To Complete Trans-Siberian Extreme Race:

Dr Amit Samarth, an endurance cycling athlete has become the first-ever Indian to complete the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race, a 9100-km race in Russia. Dr Amit Samarth who hails from Nagpur, Maharashtra finished the bicycle race on Friday with these two words, “It’s done.”

Dr Amit reportedly took about 315 hours, 45 minutes and 26 seconds to complete the race. He finished fourth overall — only 6 minutes behind the race winner Pierre Bischoff from Germany.

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Velocrush India Launches Cycling Classes in Mumbai:

We always assume that everyone knows cycling, right after they are born.

But that’s really not the case with a few out there. This doesn’t mean that they are inferior.

Our cycling classes are best suited for children and adults across Mumbai who want to learn cycling. We make sure to develop confidence and competence of a bicycle rider.

Whether you want to learn cycling or just brush up your cycling skills, we accommodate all skill levels during each class.

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Favourite Cycling Routes of the Cyclist in India:

There’s no end when it comes to cycling in India. The country is such that it offers a variety of terrain and weather conditions to go cycling.

Here are some of the favourite cycling routes of the cyclist in India that you should surely ride too!

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That’s it for now. See you in 2019!