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Asian Games road race champions crowned

By:
Ben Abrahams
Published:
December 05, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:38 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for December 5, 2006

Hong Kong's Wong Kam Po and Japanese rider Mayuko Hagiwara have taken out the men's and women's road...

Hong Kong's Wong Kam Po and Japanese rider Mayuko Hagiwara have taken out the men's and women's road race titles at the 2006 Asian Games.

The men's race on Sunday was scheduled to run for 200 kilometres, but due to strong wind gusts up to 65 km/h, the event was cut short to 156 kilometres to protect the safety of the riders. In the final three-man bunch sprint, Mehdi Sohrabi from Iran and Korea's Sung Baek Park finished second and third respectively.

20 year-old Japanese university student Mayuko Hagiwara was a surprise winner in the women's race the following day, held over 113.1 kilometres. Hagiwara won by almost a minute and a half over China's Na Zhao and Korean Song Hee Han.

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