Cycling: Marella Salamat bags podium win at the World University Cycling Championships

It’s another Podium win for Cyclist Marella Salamat!


In the recently concluded World University Cycling Championships in Tagaytay City, gold-medal SEA games winner Marela Salamat brought home the bronze.

According to reports, Salamat – who just came from a UCI race stint in Vietnam — could have won silver, but fell a mere second short against Poland’s Nikol Plofaj in a sprint race to the finish.

26 cyclists from 12 countries reportedly took on the challenge, but only half completed the race.

Double-gold winner Romy Kasper of Germany grabbed the gold after leading the 80-kolometer race from start to finish, finishing with a time of 2:42:48; Plofaj clocked in four minutes and 12 seconds behind kasper.

Salamat bagged the gold medal in the women’s individual time trial (ITT)  in last year’s SEA Games,  clocking in 0:44:46 in the 30-kilometer race.