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Indian Cycling Project 

A brand agnostic project, that offers an opportunity to the most whole athletes in Indian cycling, the hands-on mentorship to learn to leverage best-in-class systems in the sport, outside India. Some, may succeed. 

Whole athletes are individuals with:

  • a passion for the sport of cycling

  • a high work rate in training

  • a support system around them

  • results at the elite-level in India

  • and who show an inclination to give back to their sport

Hands-on mentorship includes:

  • Guiding preparation leading into the training block

  • Removing administrative road blocks - from Visa applications and trouble-shooting, to permission letters, to team invites, to securing accommodation, to travel logistics, and whole heap more

  • Help with budgeting and private fundraising to meet any financial gaps, if required

Best-in-class systems refers to:

  • The dense, high-quality, low-cost "kermesse" racing calendar that exists in the cycling stronghold of Belgium, that go on from March to October

  • Every day on the calendar sees half a dozen races,1.5-2x as hard as the Indian National Championships, with a strong field of riders from all over the world, all at a low cost of entry of about 5 Euros/400 INR per race

​Alumni

Here are the riders who have been a part of the Indian Cycling Project over the years

Class of 2019

  1. Naveen John (33, Bangalore) - Individual

​Rest of the Class to be announced on July 1st, 2019

Class of 2018

  1. Gagan Reddy (19, Bangalore) - Ciclo Team Racing

  2. Sreenath Lakshmikanth (22, Cochin) - Ciclo Team Racing

  3. Arvind Panwar (28, Meerut) - Ciclo Team Racing

  4. Naveen John (32, Bangalore) - Ciclo Team Racing

Class of 2017

  1. Rutuja Satpute (23, Pune) - Giant-Starkenn Cycling

  2. Aman Punjani (19, Hyderabad) - Ciclo Team Racing

  3. Parashuram Chenji (24, Hyderabad) - Ciclo Team Racing

  4. Arvind Panwar (27, Meerut) - Ciclo Team Racing

  5. Kiran Kumar Raju (31, Bangalore) - Trek India 

  6. Naveen John (31, Bangalore) - Ciclo Team Racing

Class of 2016

  1. Makarand Mane (17, Pune) - Individual

  2. Parashuram Chenji (23, Hyderabad) - Individual

  3. Arvind Panwar (27, Meerut) - Individual

Class of 2015

  1. Aman Punjani (19, Hyderabad) - Individual

  2. Sarvesh Sangarya (21, Bangalore) - Specialized KYNKYNY Cycling

  3. Lokesh Narasimhachar (31, Bangalore) - Specialized KYNKYNY Cycling 

  4. Naveen John (29, Bangalore) - Specialized KYNKYNY Cycling

 Legacy

Here are the riders who have followed the pathway laid by riders of the Indian Cycling Project over the years.

​2019

  1. Kiran Kumar Raju (33, Bangalore) - Kanakia-Trek India 

  2. Arvind Panwar (29, Meerut) - Individual

2018

  1. Ashish Shejwal (Mumbai) - Individual

  2. Darshan Nakrani (Ahmedabad) - Individual

  3. Omkar Jadhav (Mumbai) - Individual

  4. Anirudh Arvind (Hyderabad) - Individual

  5. Prajwal Pingali (Hyderabad) - Individual

2017

  1. Naveen Raj (Bangalore) - Individual + Funding: Bangalore Cycling

  2. Sarvesh Sangarya (Bangalore) - Individual + Funding: Jamie Anderson

  3. Omkar Jadhav (Mumbai) - Individual

2016

  1. Sarvesh Sangarya (Individual + Funding: Jamie Anderson)