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Indian Men's junior cycling team create history by attaining world number 1 ranking

f Team member Sanuraj also entered the world top 10 rankings in the individual event.

Indian Men’s senior team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

In a first for Indian cycling across any age category, the Men’s junior sprint have cemented the world number 1 spot in the team sprint event.

The rankings are updated every three months, and the national team has jumped directly from 11th spot to number one with a points tally of 1012.5 points.

TheY narrowly edged out Poland, who occupy second with 960 point, followed by South Korea who raked in 900 points.

 One of the squad members Sanuraj also reached the individual top ten rankings in the Keirin event.

The women’s junior team also showed substantial improvement by occupying the world number 8 spot.

Team member Anu Chotia also entered the world top 20. In the senior categories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands cyclist, Deborah Herold remains top ranked, holding the sixth spot, after reaching a career high of fourth in December.

The Men’s junior team will again be in action on July 24 at the UCI Junior track Championships in Switzerland. The team has been training for the event under the guidance of the Indian Air Force.

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