Pune: International cyclist Rutuja Satpute will be leading Maharashtra Cycling Team in the upcoming 22nd National Road Cycling Championship. This National Championship is scheduled to happen at Jamakhandi, Karnataka from 28th October to 1st November, 2017. Maharashtra Team has been selected from state level selection test conducted in Nashik and Ahmednagar and training camp conducted in Narayangaon in the Pune district. Ms. Meenakshi Thakur, Pratap Jadhav, Prof. Sanjay Sathe and Biru Bhojne selected the final team.
Due to the efforts of Mr. Pravin Patil, MD & CEO-Starkenn Sports Pvt. Ltd, Maharashtra Cycling team has received an award of worth 35 lac from Starkenn Sports. Maharashtra Team has got 6 premium bicycles and cycling spare parts worth rupees 35 lac. These new bicycles are given to Rutuja Satpute, Pranita Soman (4 gold medal in MTB 2017), Vivek Waykar (2 silver medals in MTB 2017), Komal Deshmukh (winner of National track and road championship) and Yashodhara Sherkar (2 gold medals, MTB, 2017) for the practise and the tournament. Training camp of Maharashtra cycling team was going on from 10th October under the coaching of Biru Bhojne in Narayngaon in Pune district.
Maharashtra Cycling Squad:
Men Elite ( 19 years and above): Makrand Mane, Vitthal Bhosale, Dnyaneshwar Kashid-Extra (All Pune), Shahid Jamadar (Sangli), Rushikesh Patil (Krida Prabodhini), Jehan Panjwani (Mumbai)
Men Under 23 : Ashwin Patil (India Campers), Sanjay Shinde (Krida Prabodhini), Surya Thatu (Pimpri Chinchwad), Vinit Sawant (Mumbai), Prakash Olekar (Sangli)
Men Junior (Below 18): Mihir Jadhav (Thane), Vivek Waykar (Pune), Shrinivas Londhe (Ahmednagar), Sagar Yamde (Sangli), Pruthvi Pilai (Mumbai)
Sub-Junior Boys (Below 16 years): Krushna Haral (Ahmednagar), Onkar Angre (Krida Prabodhini), Saurabh Kajle (Mumbai), Abhijit Gharad (Pune)
Youth Boys (Below 14 years): Mangesh Takmoge (Pimpri-Chinchwad), Prathmesh Hajare (Krida-Prabodhini), Om Mahajan (Nashik)
Women Elite (19 years and above): Rutuja Satpute (Captain-Pune), Yashodhra Sherkar (Pune), Komal Deshmukh (Pimpari-Chinchwad), Priyanka Karande (Sangli), Deepali Shildankar (Ahmednagar)
Women Junior (Below 18): Madhura Waykar (Mumbai), Pranita Soman (Ahmednagar), Priya Dodke (Pune), Swapnali Sutar (Kolhapur)
Sub-Junior Girls (Below 16 years): Aishwarya Khude (Krida Prabodhini), Pratiksha Chaugule (Kolhapur), Pallavi Dhanawde (Satara), Priyanka Jadhav (Sainaka)
Youth Women (Below 14 years): Mansi Kamlakar & Pooja Danole (Both krida Prabodhini), Shivani Waghmode (Sangli)
Coach-Biru Bhojne (Pune), Pravin Waghmare- Manager (Pune), Abhijit Jombade-Mechanic (Pune)