Sports: Three Armenian cyclists to take part in European Youth Olympic Festival

Three young Armenian cyclists have been qualified for European Youth Olympic Festival based on the results of the Road Cycling Championship of Armenia, reports citing the Armenian National Olympic Committee (ANOC).

In an interview with the ANOC, Armen Gyozalyan, Head Coach of the Armenian Cycling Team, noted that cyclists Amu Asubov, Hovhannes Yeranosyan and Henrik Yeranosyan will take part in the Olympic Festival.

The rest of the Armenian cyclists are getting ready for the European Track Championships (under-23 and junior) scheduled in Portugal on 18-23 July. The Armenian team for the championship will be determined based on the results of Armenian Track Championships.

“Our cyclists performed well during the Road Cycling Championship of Armenia. We still have time to get ready for the Olympic Festival and the European Championships. We still have work to do and try to fill all the gaps. We are also set to hold a training camp in Tsaghkadzor,” the coach said.

Mr. Gyozalyan also noted that Armenian cyclist Hrachya Shaboyan is set to take part in this year’s European and World Track Cycling Championships.

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