PETALING JAYA: Nationwide again-up cyclists have some racing to Look forward to finally On the Monitor Biking Nations Cup in Cali, Colombia after two yrs of non-movement.
The Colombian metropolis is internet hosting The final spherical of the Nations Cup starting right now and Malaysia Might have 13 cyclists contesting the dash and endurance occasions on the track.
Ridwan Sahrom, the youthfuler brcompletely different of Olympian Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom, will journey Inside the group dash Collectively with Amar Danial Masri, Mohd Fariz Haikal Kadir and Ahmad Safwan Ahmad Nazeri.
They’ve additionally entered for the dash, keirin and 1km time trial.
The journeyrs for the track endurance occasions (particular person pursuit, group pursuit, omnium and madison) are Mohd Hissham Abdul Rauf, Azim Aliyas, Mohd Amir Farhan Haizeman, Mohd Hakimi Nor and Zulhelmi Zainal.
Anis Amira Rosidi is The one national elite journeyr Inside the fray And she or he Goes to contest Inside the dash, keirin and time trial.
The completely different women cyclists for Cali are Nor Aisyah Munirah Chek Ramli, Emylia Nurqadrina Norzali and Nur Aisyah Mohd Zubir.
Nationwide track coach John Beasley, who assisted the proposal to ship the journeyrs to South America For his or her first worldwide meet in virtually two yrs, said The primary objective was for them to get good race expertise.
“Most haven’t raced for A very Very prolonged time, So as That is typically a kickstart for subsequent season,” said Beasley.
“I truly really feel for the athletes As a Outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic has actually slowed down their development as all youthful athletes Want to race Tons So as to get greater however that has not occurred for Higher than 18 months now.
“The solely Method To understand expertise is to race, that’s why We now have despatched them there.
“Next yr is ancompletely different huge yr with Commonwealth and Asian Video games, World Championships, Nations Cup occasions And in addition the Asian Championships, so the journeyrs need a head start,” said Beasley, who was additionally grateful to Sime Darby Basis For his or her continued assist to the cycling programme.
“Sime Darby Basis are funding Anis to be in Cali. They’ve been terribly assistive with serving to us develop our subsequent period of world class performers.”
The Cali spherical was twice postponed As a Outcome of of pandemic state of affairs. The opening spherical in Uk was cancelled however Mohd Fadhil Zonis and Anis managed to make The podium As quickly as they took half Inside the Hong Kong spherical in Might.
Fadhil took gold in keirin and silver in 1km time trial whereas Anis claimed bronze Inside the 500m time trial.