Asian MTB National Championships 2017
One bronze and two fourth places for Iran
Iranian Mountain Bike National Team participated in the Asian MTB National Championships 2017 in China and won a bronze medal in Team Relay event which was held in the Asian Championships for the second time.
Iran participated in this event with 5 elite rider in Men's XCO category, 3 Men Downhill riders, 1 elite in women's XCO and finally 1 junior in Men's XCO.
Results of each category is as follows:
1- China - Time: 1:22:56
2- Japan - Time: 1:23:48
3- Iran - Time: 1:26:46
Iran's Team Relay was consisted of SHOKRI (ME), POURSHARIF (ME), TAHERI (ME), PARTOAZAR (WE), ESKANDARI (MJ)
Men Elite - XCO:
1-LYU XIANJING (CHN) - Time: 1:29:30
2-MA HAO (CHN) - Gap: +2:20
3-CHEN MINGRUN (CHN) - Gap: +2:36
4-Faraz SHOKRI (IRI) - Gap: +3:38
Iran's other four riders in this category are ranked as Poursharif (7th), Mardani (8th), Taheri (11th), Khodayari (12th).
1- Yuki KUSHIMA (JPN)
2- Sheng Shan CHIANG (TPE)
3- Kazuki SHIMIZU (JPN)
28 riders took part in this event and Iranian riders are ranked as ZANJANIAN (9th), GHABELI (12th), NAJAFI BAZI (13th).
Women Elite XCO:
1- YAO BLANWA (CHN) - Time: 1:33:10
2- WEI OUANOUAN (CHN) - Gap: +15
3- WANG XUELIAN (CHN) - Gap: +40
PARTO AZAR, Iranian lay rider finished 6th among 17 riders with +10:10 gap wit the winner.
Men junior XCO:
1- KIM MINO (KOR) - Time: 1:06:02
2- XU DUIBING (CHN) - Gap: +47
3- KIM GEONJIN (KOR) - Gap: +1:19
4- ESKANDARI (IRI) - Gap: +2:52
Iranian national team riders will return to Iran tomorrow, and some of them will take part in Nove Mesto Na Morave (Czech Rep.) and Albstadt (GER) later this month.