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Photo gallery: The unique beauty of the Indian National Road Championships

Words by Naveen John | Photography Chenthil Mohan

  • Daniel

    Amazing photos.

    I love how the moto riders dont have helmets on but the cyclists do. Hehe.

    • jules

      cos over there they don’t have a govt that feels the need to tell its citizens what’s good for them. and a very high road toll

      • Ragtag

        well the government just does not do much here on these things at all…… and yeah the road accident deaths are very high in India… driving licenses tests in India are also a joke to be honest… so most drivers really don’t know how to behave and follow any rules when they drive… its a free for all when you are on the road…..

  • singlespeedscott

    Love this

  • DaveRides

    Give the organisers credit, they are setting the standard for eliminating inflatable arches across the road!

  • Ragtag

    I ‘love’ how Naveen is writing about himself :) hey Cycling Tips – maybe we can ask Froome to do the same :)))
    “Naveen John is the newly minted 2017 Indian National Champion in both the time trial and the road race. Late last month he became the first rider in over a decade to win the “double” in his country. In 2016, he was the first Indian to ride for a Continental-registered team – the erstwhile State of Matter-MAAP racing team, based out of Melbourne. In the same year, he and a compatriot became the first Indians to start (the ITT) at the UCI World Championships in well over a decade.”

    • david__g

      That’s the intro and probably written by the editor/sub/Wade. Plenty of people write about their experiences.

      • Ragtag

        what I mean is maybe we can ask froomey to write on his own “double” :)

  • nikstermtb

    Brilliant article , thanks so much.

  • Stian Pollestad

    Amazing photos. Great article!

  • GH0STP1X3L

    Lots of people, lots of smiles. Awesome!

  • Johnny

    These are the articles which make CyclingTips a unique online cycling outlet.

  • Ashok Captain

    Jamkhandi has historically fielded some great bike racers. Many years ago Chandrappa Kurni and 2 (?) other lads rode the (then) Bombay – Poona cycle race on single speeds. I think one of them won.

  • Andrew

    Awesome article and beautiful photos!

  • Sheel Kohli

    Great article! Potential in India is enormous!

  • 2wheelsandme

    Awesome Thanks so much for covering this CT!

  • jules

    great article. I have a soft spot for India which is a brilliant travel destination. I have clocked Naveen rolling around in SoM team kit

  • Paul Archer

    Great photos and looks like a great event. I’m struggling to see a single female spectator – other than the group of girls outside their school. Are women in India just not interested in spectating at such an event – would they be uncomfortable within large groups (of men)?


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