Kl2017: Cycling Gets Underway Tomorrow, 20 Gold Up For Grabs
By Mohd Hisham Abdul Rafar
NILAI, Aug 20 (Bernama) — The cycling events of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games (KL2017) get underway tomorrow with 20 gold medals up for grabs in track, road and BMX events.
Track offers 13, road racing (five) and BMX (two), making cycling a gold mine for the coveted colour.
The sport has garnered such popularity that tickets for events like Omnium, strach, keirin, time trial, team pursuit and sprint which will take place at the National Velodrome were sold out two weeks ago.
All eyes wlll be on 2017 World Keirin champion Azizul Hasni Awang to deilver the gold in keirin and the sprint, Fatehah Mustapa (sprint, 500 metres time trial, keirin and team sprint ), Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan (keirin, team sprint and sprint).
Malaysians will also be counting on national elite cyclist Ju Pha Som Net to deliver in the criterium and individual mass start and Omnium. Ju Pha secured the bronze in the criterium in the 28th SEA Games in Singapore two years ago…..