An existing three-day domestic road cycling stage race in Malaysia’s southernmost state of Johor is seeking to register with the International Cycling Union (UCI) to attract overseas participants, but will persistent problems within Malaysia’s National Cycling Federation (MNCF) hinder progress?
Loh Sea Keong created history for himself and his OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling team in Putrajaya today, becoming the first Malaysian winner of Jelajah Malaysia since the race joined the UCI AsiaTour in 2007. 2013 Azerbaijan National Road Race Champion, Samir Jabrayilov, took out the final stage.
Anthony Giacoppo made it two wins for Huon Salmon – Genesys Wealth Advisers in the 2013 Jelajah Malaysia, outsprinting Mohd Harrif Salleh to take today’s 206.3km stage from Johor Bharu to Melaka.
Terengganu Cycling Team again demonstrated why they are consistently amongst the favourites in a bunch sprint, with Mohd Harrif Salleh re-discovering his sprint legs to take today’s third Jelajah Malaysia stage in Pontian.
Australian Aaron Donnelly romped clear from a small group to win today’s 197.6km second stage, but third-placed Loh Sea Keong wore the brightest smile, taking over the yellow jersey – and a small treasure of others – from Synergy Baku’s Kirill Pozdnyakov.
Not even the palpable haze blanketing Jelajah Malaysia could choke the momentum of Synergy Baku Cycling Project’s excellent inaugural season as Kirill ‘The Killer’ Pozdnyakov launched his winning attack just two kilometres from the finish line to claim victory in the 188km first stage.
As the 100th edition of Le Tour sucks up most of the available column inches for the next month, many smaller UCI races will have an even harder time than usual to claw their way onto the news radar. For Jelajah Malaysia, a local institution now in its 50th year, a change in scheduling could … Continue reading
Two veterans of the sport squared off in yesterday’s 197.6km Melaka Governor Cup, but it was CCN Cycling Team’s resident 46 year-old Lex Nederlof who usurped Singapore’s tenacious Sea Keong Loh, after the two stole away from a break in the final laps of a challenging circuit that claimed 30% of the field through attrition.
From the first day the Cycling iQ blog started, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know a core group of individuals that share a similar objective: discover and broadcast information held captive inside Asia’s growing, but at-times seldom-reported, professional road cycling scene. In his own words, Malaysian journalist Shamshul Fitri shares his passion for … Continue reading
Spectrum Worldwide, the Singapore-based event management company which owns and operates several mass participation cycling events, including the hugely-successful OCBC Cycle Singapore, this week launched ‘Cycle Asia'; a regional concept promising to give amateur cyclists access to closed-roads events in some of Asia’s biggest cities.