Thursday, 30 June 2011

Malaysian Junior Sprinter ready to rock

HAVING won the Malaysia Games keirin gold medal and boosted his home state Malacca's development programme with that, Arfy Qhairant Amran now has bigger fish to fry.
The 18-year-old Asian junior 200m sprint champion, who moved into the national elite squad's training base in Melbourne last week, leads the charge of the new breed of riders who form the nucleus of the 2016 Olympic programme.

As his first task, Arfy will have two months to prepare for the World Junior Track Championships in Moscow on Aug 17-21.

Having qualified by virtue of his Asian title, Arfy is expected to be joined by Selangor's Hamdan Hamidun in Moscow. Arfy will contest the 1km time trial, 200m sprint and keirin, while Hamdan will line up for the points and scratch races.
Arfy left for Melbourne last week along with Fattah Amri Zaid and Mohd Elmi Jumari, which hints of a new team sprint line-up under development.

National track team manager Datuk Naim Mohamad said the juniors will have a longer, more elaborate preparation to be ready for the 2016 Olympics qualifying procedure.
"But it is also up to them to prove that they can make the cut, as along the way the others in the Pelapis programme might also step up their game and will have to be given opportunities," said Naim.

"Arfy has shown potential and should be coming up with strong performances in the World Junior Championships.

"He has already had the experience last year, so this time he should know what to expect.
"He'll also be going to Moscow better prepared this time around, so we have hopes of a good outing, maybe even medals from both the riders."

Read more: Cycling: Arfy prepares for junior world stage http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/jkjed_kl/Article#ixzz1QifSuAmi

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Malaysian riders for Tour de france 2012?


From Malaysia's new Straits Times - read more bellow...


MALAYSIA could appear in the Tour de France as early as next year.

It won't be the national team, but the word "Malaysia" or "Terengganu" could appear on the kit of UCI Pro Team Garmin-Cervelo, who are also set to make their debut in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) next year.


A sponsorship package worth RM2.7 million has been tabled by Team Garmin-Cervelo's holding company, Slipstream Sports and is being studied by the LTdL management and the Sports Ministry.

The Terengganu government is also involved and the project could see a tie-up with the existing Terengganu-Pro Asia Cycling Team.

The three yet-to-be identified riders, will be placed under Slipstream Sports' UCI Continental Team, the Chipotle Development Team.



Read more: Malaysia plot assault on Tour de France http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/37TOURRA/Article#ixzz1QXkNREx2

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Monday, 27 June 2011

Malaysian Championships report


 Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin of Terengganu Pro-Asia Cycling made up for his disappointment of a second place finish in the national cycling championships last year by winning this year, thus earning him the black and white tiger-striped champion’s jersey for the next calendar year.
The jersey, awarded to the national champions every year, will be worn by the winner in all road cycling competitions except for time trial events. The previous holder of the jersey was Mohd Adiq Husainie Othman of Drapac Professional.
In the 176km race yesterday, the main bunch controlled the pace for most of the time to neutralise any attacks from the other riders.
However, with undulating terrain towards the end of the race, the bunch soon spread out and Shahrul, together with Mohd Zamri Salleh, Ahmad Fallanie Ali and Mohd Nor Rizuan Zainal decided to break away near the 140km mark.
The break paid off as all three, except for Rizuan who suffered cramps with just 20km to go, finished on the podium with Zamri second and Fallanie finishing third.
“The bunch was spread out due to the terrain and it is impossible for sprinters to nail the race today. We decided to give it a go and I managed to fend off Zamri and Fallanie to win,” said Shahrul.
He said that if the bunch had stayed together, he would play his part to put team-mate Anuar Manan in a position for the sprint finish.
“I knew that Anuar and the bunch couldn’t catch up with us as we hold about 1:30 advantage at the front. That’s why I decided to go with them (Zamri and Fallanie),” said Shahrul.
In the women’s event, Kimbeley Yap won the 84km race to snatch the champion’s jersey from Mariana Mohamad yesterday.
Masziyaton Mohd Radzi of Kedah finished second while Mariana was third.
Kimbeley, the 2005 Manila SEA Games triathlon gold medallist, was in the breakaway group with Masziyaton and Mariana after the 35km mark.
“There was a big hill ahead of us so the three of us worked together until it was close to the finish line. Just 300m towards the end, I decided to push it a little bit harder and when I saw there were no wheels close to me at the finish line, I knew I have nailed it,” said Kimbeley.
Results
Men: 1. Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Terengganu Pro-Asia) 4’18:47; 2. Mohd Zamri Salleh (A. Forces) 4’18:48; 3. Ahmad Fallanie Ali (DBKL) 4’18:51;4. Sayuti Zahit (Utem) 4’20:08; 5. Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Police) 4’20:09; 6. Nur Amirul Fakharuddin Mazuki (Terengganu Pro-Asia); 7. Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Sel) same time; 8. Amir Mustafa Rusli (Police) 4’20:12; 9. Mohd Harrif Salleh (Terengganu Pro-Asia) 4’21:17; 10. Amiruddin Jamaluddin (Utem) same time.
Women: 1. Kimbeley Yap (Swk) 2’41:59; 2. Masziyaton Mohd Radzi (Ked);3. Mariana Mohamad (Sel) same time; 4. Ju Pha Somnet (Nat. back-up) 2’46:06; 5. Mardiana Mohd Radzi (Ked); 6. Suryani Mohamad (Ter); 7. Zahraa Anuawar (Ter); 8. Noor Azian Maslin Sazali (Nat. back-up) all same time; 9. Zanariah Ismail (Joh) 2’48:21; 10. Nurul Syuhada Zainal (Ter) 2’58:33.

thanks MNCF

Singapore Champs Report



Lemuel LEE and Dinah CHAN crowned themselves as the new road national champions for 2011, with hard earn victory over the flattish race course at Fernvale, Singapore. 
Fernvale circuit hosted the national championship for the 2nd year running, with a shorter lap but longer race for the men's And women's elite this year. 
This year national championship is raced over a double weekend with a national time trials championship on Saturday and national road championship on Sunday. 
National road time trials championship 2010 double men's elite road and time trials champion Darren LOW (Team Cycleworx/FS7) defending his 
men's elite title by beating Junaidi HASHIM (OCBC Singapore) with a slim 2.5 sec margin. Lee RODGERS (Team Fuji Singapore) took the open race with amazing lap times and splits. 
In the Womens' elite race, Dinah CHAN (Team Fuji) defended her women's elite by beating her fellow compatriot easily despite a mechanical at the start of the race. 
Shane YEAP surprises the favorites with a strong showing to take the juniors title while TAN Yeow Chung (PICO-BikeLabz) took the men's master title in style. 

National road mass start championship 


The juniors race took off with a slow start, with the Singaporean riders marking each other throughout the race. Allowing a small group of non Singaporean riders to slip out. 2010 Malaysian national junior champion Afiq Husaini Othman (PICO- Bikelabz) won the race with Cody Fawcett (Northern Districts Cycle Club WA) and Marcel Davidse (Cycleworx) in tow. At the main pack, Ryan Chan the defending Singapore junior champion, took a flyer in the last kilometer to outsmart the field with a convincing victory. 
The masters race managed to keep the pack intact throughout the hour, with Anders JARFOR (Team REVSIN) taking the win and Tan Yeow Chung (PICO-BikeLabz) hot behind him with a slim victory, allowing Yeow Chung to gain his second masters championship victory for the weekend. 
Women's race is a close yet tactical race, seeing the two hot favorite, Dinah CHAN (Team Fuji) and Serene LEE (PICO-Bikelabz) marking each other from the gun. Dinah CHAN, well known for her time trial skills, tried to make the race her own is constantly followed by 
Serene whenever she tries to break free of the field. The long race wore on and championship is decide in the last 100 metres with Dinah making a strong surge to defend her title, with Serene lee coming in a few metres behind. The men's elite field is covered evenly with all the major local teams well represented. Team OCBC 
Singapore attempted long break though out the race with team CannAsia-Cannondale covering the move most of the time forcing the rest of the teams to give chase. 
Lemuel LEE (OCBC Singapore) and Tim WILKINS (CannAsia-Cannondale) finally broke free with 3 laps to go and managed to loiter a good 300 to 500 metres in front of the field for the entire 10 km. The race is decided when Tim Wilkins triumphing at the final sprint against a shocked Lemuel, realizing he just got crowned as the new national champion. 
The powerful chase comprising of last year winner Lee RODGERS (Team Fuji) and GOH Choon Huat (OCBC Singapore) couldn't bridge the gap in the final km and Lee have to settle for 4th behind a fast Choon Huat. 



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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Singapore RR Champs - men


1 5 TIM WILKINS CANNASIA-CANNONDALE GBR 02:53:45 
2 78 LEE YUN JIE LEMUEL OCBC SINGAPORE CYCLING TEAM SIN 02:53:46 
3 7 GOH CHOON HUAT TEAM OCBC SINGAPORE CYCLING SIN 02:53:50 
4 17 LEE RODGERS TEAM FUJI SINGAPORE GBR 02:53:57 
5 91 MOHAMED FADZLI BIN HAYOF T3 RACING TEAM SIN 02:54:01 
6 80 MARK WILLIAM JOHN SCOULAR GBR 02:54:01 
7 905 ADI PUTERA BIN YUSOFF SIN 02:54:02 
8 58 HO JUN RONG OCBC BANK SINGAPORE CYCLING TEAM SIN 02:54:06 
9 96 DAVID J MCADAM CANNASIA-CANNONDALE SIN 02:54:08 
10 4 MICHEL VELASCO SPECIALIZED RACING-SG SIN 02:54:08 
11 45 IVAN TAY CHIN SENG TEAM CONTI-CHIRU SIN 02:54:08 
12 76 LOW JI WEN SIN 02:54:10 
13 82 TIMOTHY LIM ENTRO SIN 02:54:11 
14 23 LAU JUN JIE KERRY TEAM FUJI SIN 02:54:22 
15 3 LOW DARREN FS7/CYCLEWORX SIN 02:54:22 

Singapore national Road Race Champs - Women & Juniors


1 128 CHAN SIEW KHENG DINAH TEAM FUJI SIN 01:59:35 
2 116 SERENE LEE PICO-BIKELABZ SIN 01:59:36 
3 101 GABRIELLE CODE CANNASIA-CANNONDALE GBR 01:59:38 
4 106 CHRISTINA LIEW GIN AUS 01:59:38 
5 130 COLLEEN ANG CYCLEWORX SIN 01:59:38 
6 112 RUTH STUBBS ANZA 

1 779 AFIQ HUZNIE PICO-BIKELABZ MAS Juniors 01:07:41 
2 773 CODY MAURICE FAWCETT NORTHERN DISTRICTS CYCLE CLUB WA AUS Juniors 01:07:41 
3 712 MARCEL DAVIDSE CYCLEWORX NED Juniors 01:07:41 
4 234 MOHD BADRUL HAKIMI PICO-BIKELABZ MAS Juniors 01:08:42 
5 707 RYAN CHAN PICO-BIKELABZ SIN Juniors 01:10:14 
6 727 SHANE YEAP SIN Juniors 01:10:16 

Japanese Road Race Championship

1. Fumiyuki Beppu 5..12.05
2. Yukiya Arashiro ST
3. Miyataka Shimizu ST
4. Ryota Nishzono ST

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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Malaysian National RR Champs, results

Men Elite

1.Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan - TSG
2.Suhardi Hasan -DBKL
3.Nik Mohd Azwan Zulkiflie - PDRM

Women Open


1.Maziyaton Mohd Radzi - Kedah
2.Kimberly Yap - Malaysia
3.Mariana Mohamad - Selangor

Men Junior


1.Muhamad Asyraf Misnan - SSTMI
2.Sofian Nabil Omar Mohd Bakri - Pelapis Kebangsaan
3.Hamdan Hamidun - Pelapis Kebangsaan

Singapore National TT Champs - Women


1 128 CHAN SIEW KHENG DINAH TEAM FUJI SIN Womens OPEN 5:16.783 5:14.346 6:04.612 5:20.579 5:16.283 5:25.554 5:24.976 5:15.741 43:18.874

2 116 SERENE LEE PICO-BIKELABZ SIN Womens OPEN 5:33.616 5:34.233 5:38.636 5:34.831 5:44.664 5:40.191 5:43.499 5:35.688 45:05.358 1:46.484

3 124 JANINE DENNING TEAM LIFE EXTENSION AUS Womens OPEN 6:11.554 6:04.435 6:05.805 6:08.149 6:05.312 6:10.353 6:03.579 5:59.046 48:48.233 5:29.359

4 106 CHRISTINA LIEW GIN AUS Womens OPEN 7:07.556 5:59.036 6:11.028 6:12.444 6:11.389 6:13.805 6:04.651 6:00.951 50:00.860 6:41.986

5 103 MARY K PADGETT USA Womens OPEN 6:23.247 6:29.168 6:29.162 6:27.500 6:31.214 6:42.029 6:36.620 6:12.593 51:51.533 8:32.659

6 102 JULIE KENNY ANZA CYCLING SIN Womens OPEN 6:24.138 6:41.441 6:44.094 6:43.273 6:37.296 6:41.619 6:32.971 6:31.910 52:56.742 9:37.868

7 125 TAN HUI WEN ALETHEA SIN Womens OPEN 7:04.150 7:08.175 7:14.589 7:25.462 7:07.279 7:18.174 7:27.488 7:18.854 58:04.171 14:45.297

8 123 JOANNE LOW EU MIN SIN Womens OPEN 7:56.377 8:14.681 8:07.539 8:13.570 7:57.643 8:13.792 8:15.013 8:18.929 1h05:17.544 21:58.670

Singapore National TT Champs


1 17 LEE RODGERS TEAM FUJI SINGAPORE GBR Mens OPEN 4:36.905 4:39.959 4:45.599 4:50.612 4:52.599 4:41.774 4:45.281 4:43.815 37:56.544

2 934 LOW DARREN FS7/CYCLEWORX SIN Mens OPEN 4:54.603 4:51.585 4:52.876 4:53.954 4:50.377 4:52.074 4:48.925 4:46.400 38:50.794 54.250 (Winner national title)

3 66 JUNAIDI OCBC CYCLING TEAM SIN Mens OPEN 4:43.588 4:49.979 4:51.833 4:53.056 4:53.017 4:55.441 4:54.780 4:51.604 38:53.298 56.754

4 2 ROBERT HENSBY CANNASIA CANNONDALE AUS Mens OPEN 4:43.092 4:51.657 4:56.677 4:58.498 4:54.516 4:55.107 4:55.186 4:52.029 39:06.762 1:10.218

5 58 HO JUN RONG OCBC BANK SINGAPORE CYCLSINING TE Mens OPEN 4:45.839 5:02.053 4:57.475 4:55.521 4:53.078 4:56.655 4:53.161 4:49.745 39:13.527 1:16.983

6 28 ED AYRES CITIHUB OPTIMA CAPITAL ANZAS IMNA Mens OPEN 4:48.076 4:55.687 4:53.329 5:00.698 5:02.008 5:01.578 4:59.585 4:57.032 39:37.993 1:41.449

7 64 LEONG YONG YI MARCUS OCBC SINGAPORE CYCLING TESAINM Mens OPEN 4:54.063 4:55.121 4:59.936 5:05.188 4:54.925 5:02.139 4:53.860 4:55.165 39:40.397 1:43.853

8 7 GOH CHOON HUAT TEAM OCBC SINGAPORE CYCLSINING Mens OPEN 4:48.342 4:57.446 5:02.277 5:05.891 5:02.482 5:01.856 5:00.633 5:06.355 40:05.282 2:08.738

9 4 MICHEL VELASCO SPECIALIZED RACING-SG SIN Mens OPEN 5:05.230 5:04.593 5:03.887 5:02.477 5:05.164 4:58.737 4:54.250 4:57.131 40:11.469 2:14.925

10 464 TAN YEOW CHUNG PICO-BIKELABZ SIN Masters 5:00.559 5:03.435 5:04.926 5:05.779 5:01.759 5:04.003 5:01.972 5:01.312 40:23.745 2:27.201

11 459 DYLAN PHILIP WADE SIR CYCLING GBR Masters 5:05.571 5:01.027 5:01.685 5:04.505 5:03.673 5:07.039 5:10.015 5:08.426 40:41.941 2:45.397

12 82 TIMOTHY LIM ENTRO SIN Mens OPEN 4:55.673 5:06.548 5:05.196 5:11.867 5:10.388 5:06.622 5:11.439 5:02.448 40:50.181 2:53.637

13 205 JUSTIN AU EONG FS7 SIN SPORTS 5:00.817 5:02.760 5:09.230 5:09.962 5:10.790 5:13.854 5:10.545 5:11.658 41:09.616 3:13.072

14 479 PETER HOPE TEAM LIFE EXTENSION AUS Masters 5:03.679 5:07.240 5:05.953 5:09.949 5:15.043 5:13.465 5:11.069 5:03.395 41:09.793 3:13.249

15 61 WOODFORD TRAVIS JOSHUA SW ORBEA SIN Mens OPEN 5:06.380 5:05.568 5:09.701 5:11.286 5:07.934 5:10.622 5:12.414 5:07.963 41:11.868 3:15.324

16 409 ALAN GRANT CITIHUB OPTIMA CAPITAL ANZAG MBAR Masters 5:17.554 4:53.260 5:04.130 5:09.208 5:10.255 5:11.958 5:14.902 5:16.461 41:17.728 3:21.184

17 15 ANDERS JARFORS REVSIN - BOARHUNTERS SWE Masters 5:01.787 5:01.675 5:08.847 5:12.318 5:13.126 5:17.129 5:14.513 5:08.435 41:17.830 3:21.286

18 401 NICHOLAS SWALLOW CYCLEWORX GBR Mens OPEN 5:03.911 5:06.968 5:15.322 5:13.952 5:11.993 5:08.320 5:12.698 5:09.928 41:23.092 3:26.548

19 13 FRANCIS TAN TEAM FUJI SINGAPORE SIN Mens OPEN 5:13.676 5:11.336 5:10.839 5:10.750 5:14.363 5:12.662 5:14.499 5:10.298 41:38.423 3:41.879

20 419 NEO TING YONG SIN Masters 5:13.572 5:06.492 5:10.397 5:12.419 5:20.450 5:15.357 5:17.931 5:14.081 41:50.699 3:54.155


Malaysian Champ unable to defend title


Mohd Adiq Hussainie Othman is unlikely to defend his title when the national
cycling (road race) championships are held in Raub, Pahang, this weekend.
The 20-year-old will only be back in Malaysia today after participating in a
series of races in Europe with Australian team Drapac Professional for the last
two months.

The other Malaysian rider in the Drapac team for the Europe stint was Amir
Mustafa Rusli, who was involved in a nasty crash in Belgium and is also doubtful
for the national meet.

Terengganu lad Adiq said it would be too much for him to defend the title as
the races in Europe were quite taxing.

“Even if I do compete, I don’t think I have the legs to put up a strong
challenge,” said Adiq.

“I think it’s time to lay off for a couple of months and get some rest. I
think it’s time for someone else to take it (the national title) this year.”

In last year’s championships, Adiq rode to a solo victory in Seri Menanti,
Negri Sembilan while Mariana Mohd won the women’s event.

The national championships this weekend will open with the fourth-leg of the
national grand prix on Saturday.

Although Adiq and Amir are doubtful for this weekend’s race, the Malaysian
National Cycling Federation (MNCF) continued to stress the importance of both
riders performing well in Raub ahead of the Indonesia SEA Games in November.

“They have to show how much they have improved after racing in Europe,” said
MNCF president Abu Samah Abdul Wahab.

“Their performance in both the grand prix and the national championships will
be evaluated.”


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The inner wheel

GT bikes 2012

BMX street

Friday, 24 June 2011

CatEye 2012

Campag Super record 2011

Malaysian BMX'ers aim for SEA Games


IT will be about proving themselves as the fledgling national BMX squad, led by  Rizal Tisin, work towards making an impact in their Sea Games debut in Indonesia  in November.
  Fresh from a creditable performance in Round Three of the Crush series at  the Tampines BMX Track in Singapore on Saturday, the team will  chart a  programme and will be ready to mount a serious challenge in the Sea  Games.

"We have to find races to prepare and maybe we will  opt out of  the planned training camp in Chiangmai,   together with the Sea Games road and  track cycling squads," said Rizal.
"After this, we need to focus  on BMX events and preparation towards  the Sea Games.
"This is the first time we're going to have a chance to win medals in the  Games and we have to tune everything towards that goal."

The BMX squad  will go to the Sea Games under Category B, which means the Malaysian National  Cycling Federation  will have to foot the bill for them but will be reimbursed  under the National Athletes' Incentive Scheme should they bring home medals.
"We just need to go to all competitions that are accessible to us,  even ones like the Crush Series in Singapore last Saturday where we had to race  against riders on mountain bikes," said Rizal.

"For sure we were at a  disadvantage, but I managed to make the semi-finals and Mohd Aim Mohd Fauzi  finished second overall.

"What was more important was that we got the  exposure and showed we were no pushovers although from the start we knew we  would have a tough time against those on mountain bikes."
Rizal, who turned 26 on Monday, looks decided on shifting focus to BMX  racing despite still being among the top track cyclists in the country.

"From now, it will be important to focus on the BMX events for the Sea Games,"  said Rizal, the 2009 World Championships bronze medallist in the 1km time  trial.

A squad of three are likely to make the cut for the Sea Games  with Rizal, Mohd Aim and Selangor's Mohd Elmi Jumari the front runners to fill  the slots at the moment.

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