Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling
Filipino Ariana Dormitorio blew a golden opportunity to win medal in the women’s cross-country cycling in the 2018 Asian Games in Subang, Indonesia Tuesday.
Ranked No. 1 in the 12-rider field, Patrice stumbled in the second of the five-lap race and sustained a left thigh injury that forced her to recover at the medical tent.
“I’m somehow disappointed,” said Dormitorio, who is ranked 100th in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). “Luck was not with me today.”
Yao Bianwa and Li Hongfeng of China finished first and second, respectively.
“The Philippine rider was strong and I am lucky to win,” said the unranked Yao, who clocked one hour, 20 minutes and seven seconds.
Li crossed the finish line four minutes after her compatriot while Natalie Panyawan of Thailand crossed the finish line with a time of one hour, 26 minutes and 11 seconds to win the bronze medal.
Dormitorio got the headstart before the two Chinese riders gained steam.
The crash came through the 4.5-kilometer mark. Doctors believe Dormitorio suffered a sprained quad.
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