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Para cyclists deliver

PETALING JAYA: The national para cyclists brought joy to Malaysia with a triple-gold feat while Muhd Shah Firdaus Sahrom stepped up to bag his first career silver in keirin at the Asian Cycling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pedalling success: Malaysia para cyclists Muhammad Afiq Afify Rizan (back) and Muhd Khairul Adha Rasol beat Japan’s Kazuhei Kimura-Takuto Kurabayashi in the two-heat final of the men’s (B) tandem sprint event at the Asian Cycling Championships in Jakarta yesterday.

Ridwan steals the show from Firdaus with junior team sprint silver

PETALING JAYA: Unheralded junior Mohd Ridwan Sahrom (pic) stole the show from his better known elder brother Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom on the opening day of the Asian Cycling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Missed chance: (from left) Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang, Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom and Mohd Fadhil Zonis failed to win a medal in the team sprint competition.

Azizul seeks double thrill in Jakarta after turning 31

PETALING JAYA: The Asian Cycling Championships starting in Jakarta today could be the crowning glory of cyclist Azizulhasni Awang (pic).

Sprint team suffer setback after Fadhil’s training injury

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Fadhil Zonis crashed at high speed on the last day of training at the National Velodrome in Nilai and is in a race against time to get back on the saddle for the Asian Cycling Championships starting on Wednesday in Jakarta.

Racing against time: Mohd Fadhil Zonis suffered bruises after a fall during training at National Velodrome in Nilai on Saturday.

Yakeb come to the aid of four former athletes

KUALA LUMPUR: Ishak Alwi, the brother of cycling ace Rosman Alwi, quit sports in a huff following a disappointment with the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) in 1991.

Good gesture: National Sports Council director general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail presenting the financial aid on behalf of Yakeb to former athletes Ishak Alwi (on wheelchair, left), Faridul Masri and Sharulhaizy Abdul Rahman.

Shah Firdaus wants to step out of the shadows of Azizul

PETALING JAYA: Muhd Shah Firdaus Sahrom is looking to step out of the shadows of teammate Azizulhasni Awang this year.

Cycling - Froome, Thomas to skip Giro d'Italia and focus on Tour de France

(Reuters) - Chris Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title this year, choosing to focus on winning a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown instead, Team Sky announced on Tuesday.

Rough ride for our boys

KUALA LUMPUR: The scrapping of continental representation will make it difficult for the Malaysian men’s team sprint trio to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Record breakers: (from left) Muhd Shah Firdaus Sahrom, Azizulhasni Awang and Muhd Fadhil Zonis broke the 10-year team sprint national record at the Indonesia Asian Games in Jakarta in August.

Ex-national cyclist Josiah wants to return as a coach in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: It will be Malaysia’s loss if Josiah Ng ends up taking a coaching job elsewhere. The former national cyclist wants to return to the national fold – this time as a coach. But the ball is at the National Sports Council (NSC)’s feet.

Surprise: Thailand’s Malaysian coach Josiah Ng (right) reacts after Thai Jai Angsuthasawit (second from left) won the men’s keirin final at the Asian Games in Jakarta in August.

Yates unsure about Vuelta defence as 2019 route unveiled

MADRID (Reuters) - Vuelta a Espana champion Simon Yates said he was undecided about whether to defend his crown next year after the 2019 route was revealed in Alicante on Wednesday.