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When camps for the Asian Champs were announced a month ago, I spoke with the secretary, and two vice-presidents of Pakistan Cycling, requesting that I be allowed to stay and train in Islamabad during the week (the velodrome is 5 hours away). I had various professional commitments including an immigration case and business-related meetings. I explained my coach's training and nutrition plan, outlined targets, offered to attend the camps every weekend and whenever I could during the week, and committed to paying my own travel costs. All three of them agreed, unequivocally. I know this because I called each of them separately and asked them to repeat it in their own words. I attended camps and clocked in times 0.4-0.6” faster than the other guy trying out for Man 1. My best performance was 25”, while his was 25.9” (for reference, the difference between 1st and 12th place in the f200 was 0.37” so 0.9” is huge). A week before we were due to depart, an insider friend told me that I had been removed from the squad (no official correspondence thus far). When I called the higher-ups, they claimed my competitor had been putting in better times than me. I asked for the timings, they said there were no records of those attempts. I offered to drive to the velodrome that day and put in a better time, they said that timings weren’t the only consideration and that camp attendance mattered. I reminded them of our agreement – one of them admitted that he lied and taunted me saying that there was nothing I could do about it. The gist is the guy they picked is from the same province as the president + secretary, and it looks good for them if they’ve got provincial representation on the national team. The other team members were from Army and utilities departments, so I was expendable.
Of course, what good is my word, when you’ve got numbers. I drove to the track this weekend, and without warming up (after a 5 hour drive), unshaven legs, no aero wheels, and on a windy AF outdoor track, tied my own PB. Grab a stopwatch, time it for yourself, and tell me if it’s faster than 26 seconds (what team PK posted at the champs). #wymtm #FromWhereIRide