ATHENS — 18-year-old Edgar Stepanian became the first Armenian cyclist to win a gold medal in a 40-km race at 2015 UEC Under-23 and Junior European Track Championships taking place in Athens, Greece from July 14-19.

Stepanian stood out for his professionalism and won the title. This is the first gold medal from European Championships in the history of Armenian cycling.

Led by Armen Gyozalian, the head coach of the national team, Mher Mkrtchian and Pavel Stepanian also showed good results, Cycling Federation of Armenia reports.

In a 3-kilometer race in the discipline Men’s Individual Pursuit, Edgar Stepanian ended 9th, while Mkrtchian came up 19th.

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