The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
From track cycling stars to road riders ready for a pitch at glory, here are 17 Malaysian cyclists for you to watch and follow in Indonesia end of this month.
Azizulhasni Awang – A true legend of the sport, The Pocket Rocketman has won numerous titles under his belt. From The Southeast Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, World Cup, World Championships to Olympics, Azizulhasni Awang has scored untold remarkable achievements. Haven’t we mentioned that he is the first Malaysian cyclist to become the world keirin champion at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and medalist at the Track Cycling Summer Olympics? Recently, he bagged two gold medals at 2018 China Track Cup.
Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom – Born in 1995, Shah Firdaus is no surprise to the track cycling community. Despite the young age, he is an established track cyclist who has competed in the men’s sprint event at numerous UCI Track Cycling World Championships. In April, he emerged as Malaysia’s first track cyclist who qualified for a medal in the sprint event at the Commonwealth Games 2018. Shah won a bronze medal in the men’s sprint event at 2018 China Track Cup lately.
Muhd Fadhil Mohd Zonis – The 21-year-old Fadhil is a professional and promising track cyclist, winning a gold medal for the 1km men’s Time Trial at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017, a gold medal for the 1km men’s Time Trial, a silver medal for the men’s keirin, and a bronze medal for the men’s sprint at the National Championships 2018. Fadhil earned himself a bronze medal for the men’s keirin at 2018 China Track Cup.
Irwandie Lakasek – His first foray into cycling began at the age of 16. In the early years, Irwandie represented the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and Malaysia in a series of international cycling races. He won two gold medals in both Scratch and Team Pursuit in KL SEA Games 2017. Currently, he is racing as a representative of Malaysia and Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) internationally. Not only he excels in track cycling, he has also scored general classification, mountain classification, and points classification in UCI road races.
Muhd Afiq Huznie Othman – He is one of the Malaysian track squads having competed in international cycling races and performed well in men’s track scratch and team pursuit at the KL SEA Games 2017. In 2017, he finished 2X top 10 in UCI races, with more racing under Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG). In 2018, Afiq has also been racing in UCI road races to earn general and points classifications for TSG. At Commonwealth Games 2018, he competed in 40km pointing race finishing 17th.
Muhd Danial Haikkal Edy Suhaidee – The 18-year-old Danial has proven to the nation that he is gifted to prevail in innumerable races. He has been an outstanding rider on the track. At Asian Cycling Championships, he took silver in the men’s junior points race final. Besides that, he represented Malaysia to take part in the endurance events at KL SEA Games and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Eiman Firdaus Mohd Zamri – Having raced a handful of times, Eiman is a competent road and track cyclist. He completed 8 stages at Le Tour de Langkawi 2017. He also won a gold medal in the individual pursuit at KL SEA Games. Eiman has displayed an incredible drive, positivity, and resilence on his road to cycling. He placed 6th at CIMB Foundation x Junior Cycling Malaysia 2018. On top of that, he raced in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in men’s individual pursuit.
Mohd Nor Aiman Rosli – Born in 1999, Aiman Rosli has taken honors in cycling races over the years. He finished in the men’s individual pursuit at World Junior Track Championships 2017. Additionally, he competed in SEA Games, Commonwealth Games, won medals in Asian Cycling Championships, and so much more.
Muhammad Nur Aiman Zariff – 21-year-old Aiman has won countless medals in track cycling races and he is no stranger to UCI road races. Aiman together with his teammates broke the national record of team pursuit during the Asian Cycling Championships 2017 in New Delhi. He is one of the stars to his peers winning 5th in General Classification at Tour de Selangor 2017, 6th in General Classification at Tour of Indonesia 2018 and 1st in 3rd stage at Tour of Indonesia 2018.
Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan – The national female track cyclist, specializing in the keirin and sprint, is a rising star in track cycling who has taken the top spot at KL SEA Games, Track Asia Cup, and other international races. Farina is also a familiar face at the Commonwealth Games and UCI Track Cycling World Cup. She has earned many finishes and medals in her pocket, including the 2nd placing in 500m and keirin, and 3rd placing in sprint event at The Track National Championship 2018.
Anis Amira Rosidi – The young Anis has a potential in track cycling, having won a gold medal for the 500m time trial in her first international race, UCI Track Asia Cup 2016 when she was 16 years old. The triumph did not stop here there. She acquired the 3rd placing for junior’s pursuit at Asian Cycling Championships 2016, as well the 2nd for junior’s 500m at Taiwan Cup Track International Classic 2016. At the Track National Championship 2018, she won a bronze medal for elite’s 500m and keirin, and a silver medal for elite’s sprint.
Jupha Somnet –Jupha won the silver medal in the points race and the bronze medal in the scratch at the Asian Cycling Championships 2016. At KL SEA Games 2017, she earned the silver medal in the women’s criterium. She clinched Malaysia’s first ever gold medal in the women’s points race at the Asian Track Championships 2018. The national track cyclist has been victorious in a number of races, she has also competed in UCI road races.
Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin – Shahrul is a strong all-rounder with 8 UCI stage victories at Tour de Taiwan, Jelajah Malaysia, Tour de Brunei, Tour de Singkarak and Tour de Indonesia. He was the stage winner in Tour de Lombok Stage 4 2017. Also, Shahrul is 2X Malaysian National Road Race champion.
Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki – Back in 2015, Terengganu Cycling Team’s (TSG) Amirull became the first Malaysian to win a stage in Tour of Borneo. He was also the winner of KOM jersey at Jelajah Malaysia 2015 and Sharjah Tour 2015, as well as the winner of points jersey in Jelajah Malaysia 2017.
Muhd Zawawi Mohd Azman – Zawawi from Team Sapura Cycling (TSC) traveled for more than a month to Portugal to undergo intensive training as a final preparation before representing Malaysia in the race. Apart from his training, he also joined two international competitions, the Portuguese National 2 GP and Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta Santander as the final preparation for the Asian Games.
Nik Mohd Azwan Zulkifle – Having ridden for the country and UCI Continental Team for several years now, Nik has been an acclaimed and accomplished road cyclist in many UCI road races. In KL SEA Games 2017, he delivered a gold medal in the team time trial event. He earned medals for his new cycling team, Forca Amskins Racing’s debut race at the Le Tour de Langkawi 2018. As we’re trying to keep track on Nik’s achievements, we somehow lost counts on his many triumphs in local, international, and UCI races.
Noor Quraataina Mamat – The Dungun-born Quraatainas started mountain biking since the age of 17. At KL SEA Games 2017, won a bronze medal in the women’s BMX event. Recently, the national rider placed the gold medal in the “Supercross” event at the BMX National Youth Circuit 2 2018.
Road Race –
Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2018
BMX Race –
Venue: Pulo Mas International BMX Center, Jakarta Timur
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
10.00 – 12.00 (Women & Men) Qualifying
13.00 – 14.00 (Women & Men) Motos
14.00 – 15.00 (Women & Men) Final
Track Cycling Race –