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Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 7:01:00 PM
Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 7:03:34 PM
by shamshul fitri
Mohd Harrif Salleh gets medical treatment for his wounds before he undertakes Stage Seven of Le Tour de Langkawi on March 5, 2014. – Bernama Photo
PEKAN: Terengganu Cycling sprinter Mohd Harrif Salleh has bounced back from his injuries and is ready to challenge for stage wins at Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) as the race moves into Terengganu on Thursday.
In Wednesday’s 230.1km stage from Kota Tinggi to Pekan, which is the longest stage in the race this year, Harrif finished in 12th place, with the same time as winner Theo Bos of Belkin in 5’33:12.
Despite still bandaged on his left arm and leg after his crash in Stage Two from Sungai Petani to Taiping last Friday, Harrif said he is feeling much better than in the last few stages.
“I can sleep well now and it doesn’t hurt as much as before. I’m feeling okay ahead of the Terengganu stages which start tomorrow,” said Harrif.
From Thursday onwards, Terengganu will host the remaining three stages left in the race. Terengganu Cycling’s best finish so far was Anuar Manan’s sixth place finish in Stage One.
“As the stage goes into Terengganu, we will have no excuses not to fight for a stage win because we know the roads there.
“It is a difficult race so far but we will not give up fighting. Today, I had a chance for a good sprint as I was on Bos’ wheel, but another rider swept inside my racing line and disrupted my sprint.
“I’m happy with my recovery and I hope things will go well for us tomorrow as we race in Terengganu,” said Harrif.
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