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Chinese riders win gold and silver in women's cross-country mountain cycling

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-08-21 15:48
Yao Bianwa and Li Hongfeng finish top two in the women's cross-country mountain cycling of Asian Games, Aug 21, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

SUBANG, Indonesia - Chinese riders dominated the women's cross-country mountain cycling of Asian Games as they finished top two in the race on Tuesday.

Yao Bianwa completed the five-lap and 22.5-kilometer ride in one hour and 20 minutes 17 seconds, four minutes 39 seconds ahead of her teammate Li Hongfeng.

Natalie Panyawan of Thailand finished third in 1:26:11.

Yao, 22, built up unassailable lead, leaving Li one minute and 18 seconds behind.

"I very much enjoyed this race which was rather easy for me," Yao said.

"Before start, I forced myseld to focus on the race and avoided any distraction. I only wanted to ride well and did not think if I could win the gold," she said.

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