PETALING JAYA: Sapura Cycling’s Muhsin Al Redha Misbah had to put the pedal to the metal to pip Terengganu Polygon Cycling Team’s Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki in a photo finish in the national road cycling championships.
In a two-man sprint to the finish line in Manong, Perak, both cyclists finished the 165.2km race in 3’48:34 yesterday.
Roojai Continental Team’s Danieal Haikkal Edy Suhaidee was third in 3’48:37.
The 24-year-old Muhsin said he only thought of his teammates, who made sure he did not need to sprint in a group towards the end, after his success.
“It was a tough and gruelling race which I would not have won if there had been a bunch sprint towards the end. So, we pushed for a breakaway and positioned ourselves well,’’ said Muhsin, who won the individual time trial in the 2019 edition.
‘’I just gave my all and ensured I was able to beat Amirull in that finish. This was not just my win, it was also my mates.”