Cycling: A respectable 10th spot in world meet


PETALING JAYA: The men's sprint cycling trio of Junaidi Nasir, Josiah Ng and Rizal Tisin clocked 46.319 to finished 10th in the third leg of the UCI Track World Cup, which ended in Los Angeles on Sunday. 

It secured the Malaysian sprint team a spot in the World Championships to be held in Manchester in March. While their latest effort was outside the national mark of 45.511, which the trio of Edrus Yunus, Josiah and Rizal set in the second leg of the World Cup in Beijing a month ago, the encouraging news is that Malaysia are currently at eighth spot in the team sprint world rankings. The top ranked eight countries after the world championships will secure places in the team sprint for the Beijing Olympics.

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