Leung Hoi-wah captured a bronze medal for Hong Kong in the women's junior road race at the Asian Championships in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It is her third medal in the junior category of the regional championships following a silver in the scratch and a bronze in the points race on the track. The 16-year-old beat a group of three other riders in the final sprint as she competed the seven-lap, 57-kilometre race in one hour thirty minutes and thirty seconds, just two seconds behind silver medallist Chang Yao of Taiwan. The gold medal went to Yumi Kajihara of Japan in 1:29:30. In the junior men's event, Maximilian Mitchelmore suffered a puncture with 15 kilometres left and although he worked hard to catch the peloton before the finish, the Hong Kong rider was unable to sprint for any top position. Fung Ka-hoo, who was in the leading bunch throughout the 73-kilometre race, came 12th. Coach Shen Jinkang felt sorry for Mitchelmore who came 36 seconds behind the winner. "He is a strong sprinter and should have a good chance for a better position had it not been for the accident," said the coach. "This is the first time the road race has started at night time and the riders all felt very excited racing under the lights with a strong support from the crowds. The speed was very high and more excitement is expected when the senior events are in contention."