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Danger won’t stop Azizulhasni from taking risks

PETALING JAYA: Cyclist Azizul­hasni Awang gambles with his life each time he makes a dash to the finish line, easily going at speeds up to 60kmph.

Grim reminder: Azizulhasni Awang in pain after being pierced by a 20cm splinter after falling down during a keirin race at the Manchester Velodrome in 2012.

Petite cyclist Nur Aisyah completes grand sweep

SMALL-FRAMED Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubair now stands out as one of the future giants of Malaysian cycling.

More to come: Terengganu cyclist Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubair will next compete in the keirin, 10km scratch race, 3km individual pursuit and team pursuit at the Velodrome Rakyat. — Bernama

Yates tightens grip on Vuelta as Valverde falls behind

MADRID (Reuters) - Simon Yates impressively extended his lead over Alejandro Valverde in the battle for the Vuelta a Espana on Friday after stage 19 of the race was won by Thibaut Pinot.

Catch her if you can as cyclist Nur Aisyah rides to her second gold

NUR AISYAH MOHAMAD ZUBAIR has issued a challenge to other cyclists in the Malaysia Games (Sukma).

Unbeatable: Terengganu cyclist Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubir (centre) celebrating after winning the girls’ 80km individual road race yesterday. Nur Azrenna Ahmad Jumry (left) of Sarawak won the silver and Sharifah Nur Ilyana Syed Zulkifli won the bronze. — Bernama

Italian Bussi breaks women's hour record in Mexico

(Reuters) - Italian rider Vittoria Bussi has broken the women's UCI hour record, surpassing the mark set by American Evelyn Stevens.

Wallays sprints to stage win as Vuelta battle remains on knife edge

LLEIDA, Spain (Reuters) - The battle for the Vuelta a Espana remained wide open with two decisive stages remaining after leader Simon Yates and closest challenger Alejandro Valverde crossed the finish line together on Thursday's 18th stage, won by Belgian Jelle Wallays.

Saari can thank his lucky stars for gold-medal feat

CYCLIST Mohamad Saari Amri Abdul Rasim can consider himself very lucky to win the boys’ 160km individual road race.

Valverde trims Yates' lead as battle for Vuelta heats up

(Reuters) - Simon Yates' slender lead in the Vuelta a Espana was cut from 33 to 25 seconds after the Briton lost ground to Spaniard Alejandro Valverde in Wednesday's mountain stage, which was won by Canadian rider Michael Woods.

Nur Aisyah aims to be Sukma top athlete with seven gold medals

NUR AISYAH Mohamad Zubair wants to leave a legacy in the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perak as the best ever cyclist in the girls’ category.

Record world champion Vogel ready for new life after crash

BERLIN (Reuters) - World and Olympic champion Kristina Vogel, who was paralysed following a training crash in June, said on Wednesday she was ready to tackle her new life but has had no contact with the Dutch rider involved in the collision.