IM S.Jambaljamts wins Individual General Classification by time at Tour of ThailandSports
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On December 6, IM S.Jambaljamts won the Individual General Classification by time at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon's Cup Tour of Thailand, making a historic achievement for the Mongolian cycling scene.
The Mongolian cyclist is currently an athlete of the Terengganu Pro-Asia Cycling Team based in Malaysia, and ranked as one of the top Asian cyclists.
As the Tour of Thailand race is classified as 2.1, semi-professional cycling teams are also allowed entry alongside UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) teams. Although Mongolian cyclists have led stages of such races previously, it is the first time for a Mongolian athlete to lead the Individual General Classification by time.
By establishing the country’s first-ever professional team in 2022, the Mongolian Cycling Federation will be allowed entry to all races classified as 2.1, gaining the right to earn points to qualify for the Olympic Games.