Glory days as cyclist still fresh in his mind

Kumaresan takes on the administrative role of deputy chef de mission for the upcoming KL Games.

HE sauntered into the cafe for this interview, easy gait and all, always with that sunny disposition. Yes, Kumaresan Murugayan, Malaysia’s former cycling ace, had a lot to smile about.

He carved out a highly successful 17-year cycling career, but life after the limelight was not a bowl of cherries as he suffered a failed restaurant venture and other business hiccups.

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