30 Disember, 2008

Suatu Pengorbanan - Demi Untuk Masa Depan Atlet Berbasikal, Cuma Inilah Yang Ada Dan Yang Termampu.

Van Persatuan Lumba Basikal Terengganu ini meletakkan beberapa basikal di bumbungnya dalam perjalanan menghala ke selatan tanahair. Perjalanan yang jauh kemungkinan basikal terjatuh dan membahayakan pengguna jalanraya. Gambar dirakam di Lebuh Raya Kuantan Segamat. Petikan dari:Berita Harian.

Van inilah yang banyak berjasa kepada Atlet-Atlet Berbasikal Negeri Terengganu dan telah banyak melahirkan bakat bakat yang telah mengharumkan nama negara seperti Azizulhasni Awang dan banyak pelumba pelumba lain.

Apa Kata Anda Pula..........?
Komen Dan Pendapat Anda Amat Dihargai.....!!!!!

24 Disember, 2008

Cycling : Finally The Warriors Dare To Dream Big

By : Arnaz M. Khairul

THE journey of an explosive pint-sized warrior from Dungun, Terengganu, captured the Malaysian cycling fraternity’s imagination this year, more than anything else.

For once, thanks mainly to Azizul Hasni Awang and his new generation of fighters, there is belief, there is confidence and Malaysia dares to dream big in cycling.

All that meant more to the sport than being indicted as one of the 19 core sports and reason to believe that more could come as the sport is one of three to receive full government backing towards the 2012 London Olympics. Azizul spoke the loudest for Malaysian cycling this year in repeating his Asian Championships keirin gold medal in Bangkok last year, then adding the 200m sprint gold to that in this year’s championships in Nara, Japan in April.

Malaysia completed a sweep of individual sprint event gold medals, when Rizal Tisin bagged his second ever Asian title by taking the 1km time trial gold medal in Nara.

That made it three years in a row that Malaysia maintained their grip on the truly Asian event — the keirin — in the continental championships, with Rizal winning it in 2006, Azizul the following two years.

That wasn’t all Azizul had to show.

At just 20-yearsold, he qualfied as part of Malaysia’s biggest ever representation in cycling at the Olympics in Beijing in August, in a squad that included Rizal, Josiah Ng and Edrus Yunus, as reserve.

And the Malaysians showed they weren’t in Beijing just to make up the numbers, particularly Azizul, who only just missed out on a place in the keirin final, but then put on an impressive show against the goliath of world sprinting — Britain’s Chris Hoy — in the 200m sprint quarterfinals.

The team sprint trio of Azizul, Josiah and Rizal too impressed in Beijing with a 44.525s national record at the Laoshan Velodrome, months after they wrote the earlier national mark of 45.511s at the same venue.

Clearly, the national sprints squad programme under Australian coach John Beasley at their Melbourne base was already beginning to pay dividends.

Not much could be said of the endurance programme under Ng Joo Ngan, who have failed miserably to produce any significant results, apart from at the Sea Games, over the past eight years at least.

The National Sports Council’s (NSC) move to take on Beasley as a director of the entire cycling programme, overseeing not just the sprints squad, but the endurance and equally struggling road programmes as well could soon see an all-around change in fortunes.

On the road, Malaysians started the UCI Asia Tour season with a bang.

More so the swashbuckling Le Tua Cycling Team, who conquered all by taking the overall win through Indonesian rider Tonton Susanto and the points classification through Anuar Manan in the Jelajah Malaysia in January, then came within a whisker of creating history in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) a month later.

Le Tua’s Anuar swept three stage wins en route to his second successive points classification win the the Jelajah Malaysia, before almost taking an historic first ever Malaysian stage win in LTdL, when he finished second behind Seoul City’s Lee Won Jae in Stage Three of the race.

Anuar was to add the points classification in the Tour de East Java in Indonesia in April and the Tour of Indonesia last month to his collection of classification wins this year.

But Anuar wasn’t the only one who moved a notch further on the road.

Loh Sea Keong was another who made his mark this year, riding for the China-registered Trek-Marco Polo team. After years of working as a ‘domestique’, serving the bigger riders in the team, Sea Keong registered his first ever international stage win in the Tour of Thailand in October.

Nor Rizuan Zainal and the seasoned Ahmad Fallanie Ali both also got their names on the list of international winners with stage wins in the Tour of Indonesia, while Akmal Amrun made his personal history by winning the final stage of the Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai.

After a long wait, the first ever UCI-recognised national road championships was also held this year, with Police’s Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi taking the honour of being the country’s first ever national champion.

Locally, the big bang was in the Malaysia Games in July, where hosts Terengganu, for long the cycling hotbed of the country, stamped their mark by taking a whopping nine gold medals.

Organisationally, LTdL’s 13th edition went about with fewer complications than previously, but the government’s support seems to be dwindling by the year and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) must now look to operate the race independently.

Just like Jelajah Malaysia, one would have imagined. But it wasn’t the case as the country’s oldest race, well revived in the past two editions, was found without a title sponsor for next year’s edition, forcing organisers 10-Speed Sdn Berhad to postpone the race from January to April.

On the development front, the lack of really strong juniors must be ringing some alarm bells.

When in the earlier part of the decade, the juniors were stringing together results in the Asian Junior Championsvhips, this year they only delivered two bronze medals.

But the SportExcel National Junior Circuit also saw rapid growth, particularly in its track events, which has grown to now feature more than 100 riders in every round.

The core sports programme has also allowed cycling to really be expanded, with 14 centres of excellence and three regional back-up centres now in full flight.

All that remains now is for the Education Ministry to do its part and include cycling under the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM) calendar, something which has been overlooked for far too long.

But having said that, from the grassroots right up to the country’s biggest race — LTdL — it goes to show that the sport is far from independent, as all programmes run are funded by the government, bar the SportExcel National Junior Circuit.

Even at state level, programmes run by the respective bodies are too heavily reliant on state government funds and depend solely on injections under the biennial Malaysia Games programmes to get by.

And the MNCF itself is far from showing any innovation towards promoting the sport as an industry or moving towards commercialisation, something that grows ever more vital in this day and age.

But all that lacked in 2008 must surely have been made up for by the cyclists on the international stage. The promise of not just Azizul or Rizal, but a string of super promising riders coming of age in the next few years is very evident.

It is just a matter of improving, while keeping all the groundwork that’s been laid down together.

10 Disember, 2008

2008 - 2009 UCI Track Ranking

Last ranking / Men Elite : 08.12.2008



Individual Pursuit



AWANG Azizulhasni (MAS)

Time Trial



PEREZ Walter Fernando (ARG)

Points Race






Team Pursuit


Team Pursuit


Team Sprint


Team Sprint


Tahniah dan Syabas daripada Persatuan Berbasikal Dungun. Kami amat berbangga dengan kejayaan yang anda perolehi. Doa kami agar anda akan beroleh kejayaan yang lebih cermerlang dan akan membanggakan serta mengharumkan nama Negara Malaysia. Semoga Sukan Berbasikal akan dikenali ramai dan digemari oleh rakyat Malaysia....!!!

CYCLING : Azizul just getting started.

By : Arnaz M.Khairul ( NST ) 10/12/2008

IT isn't about getting there, but about staying at the top when you get there.

And that is exactly what runs through the mind of new World No 1 keirin rider Azizul Hasni Awang after being confirmed at those heights in the latest world rankings released on Monday.

"Now, it is about maintaining that position and trying to get hold of the World Cup leader's jersey, which is something difficult, given our programme, but achievable. That is my target," said Azizul, when contacted in Melbourne yesterday.

Azizul sits atop the ranking with 570 points, 50 more than Francois Pervis of France, while triple Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy of Britain is third, yet to start his new season. Pervis is the current UCI World Cup keirin leader's jersey holder.

The pint-sized Azizul is also the first Malaysian since Josiah Ng in 2005 to attain World No 1 status in the keirin.

That comes thanks to the reigning Asian keirin champion's explosive gold medal feat in Round Two of the UCI World Cup in Melbourne on Nov 20-22, and a series of wins in UCI graded grand prix events in Australia.

The national track sprints squad under Australian coach John Beasley will sit out the third round of the World Cup in Cali, Colombia this weekend, continuing their season with the fourth round in Beijing on Jan 16-18.

"Since we're missing the Cali round, my eyes are now fully on Beijing. Being World No 1 inspires me and I want to take that World Cup leader's jersey from Pervis," said Azizul.

"I think now, we can tell all Malaysians that they can start believing that we can achieve something, we can be right at the top. But this is not the climax yet. Our main goal is the World Championships."

The squad go to the New Zealand GP tomorrow and return to Melbourne for leg four of the Revolution series, before a final tune-up in Tasmania prior to heading to Beijing next month.

08 Disember, 2008

Sukan Berbasikal : Penonton Dalam Negara Dan Penonton Luar Negara. Bezakan....????

Velodrom Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Velodrom Rakyat Ipoh Perak,Malaysia

Velodrom Manchester, UK

03 Disember, 2008

Cycling : Young Amirull Scores A Triple By Arnaz M.Khairul (NST) 2/12/2008

Maniam Manikkam

THE biggest turnout yet in the series at the third leg of the SportExcel National Junior Circuit at the Kuala Lumpur Velodrome on Sunday did serve to raise some questions, but they were somewhat quashed by a little known Terengganu rider.

Just when the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) was eyeing improvements in equipment for the track sector of their regional and state centres, a scintillating show by Terengganu youngster Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki stated that wasn't entirely necessary.

MNCF vice president Maniam Manikkam said the concern now is the technical and equipment aspects of development, which as of now isn't as far reaching as the road programme.

"Even district associations like the Dungun CA (DDCA) and our regional centres are starting to have bigger pools of young riders, but doing it for track cycling is going to be tricky," said Maniam.

"Equipment must be available to the riders. Not all teams have track bicycles. Most smaller associations have to borrow the National Sports Council's (NSC) bikes to race, so we must wonder what they do for training," said Maniam.

A proposal for all state centres of excellence to be supplied with at least three more track bicycles will be made by the MNCF, Maniam said.

"We will make the request to the NSC. Whether this happens depends on the budget they can make available," he added.

On track over the weekend, Terengganu's new find, 15-year-old Amirull showed that a little more heart and passion too could go a long way with his sweep of three gold medals.

Training without the use of a velodrome and limited use of a track bicycle, Amirull clocked a reasonably fast 37s flat to bag the Under-16 500m time trial.

If that wasn't enough, Amirull rode at a 48kph average speed to bag the scratch race, then took 11 of the 33 intermediate sprint points on offer to win the points race.

Amirull overcame challengers from the NSC, Bandar Penawar Sports School (BPSS) and Regional Back-up Centres (RBC), who were far better equipped than himself, in all three of his gold medal events.

RESULTS: Boys -- Under-18 200m sprint, Final: Fattah Amri Zaid (NSC) bt Jauhar Ikhwan Ismail (NSC) 2-1; Third: 1 Ahmad Fakhrillah Alisi (NSC) bt Zulhilme Arif Ahmad (NSC) 2-0.

1km time trial: 1 Ahmad Fakhrillah Alisi (NSC) 1:12.570s, 2 Jauhar Ikhwan Ismail (NSC) 1:13.976s, 3 Shahrul Afiza Fauzan (NSC) 1:14.350s.

3km individual pursuit: 1 Shahrul Afiza Fauzan (NSC) 3:57.190s, 2 Yusrizal Yusof (NSC) 3:59.710s, 3 Nik Mohd Azwan Nik Zulkifli (Pja) 3:58.680s.

Scratch race: 1 Saufi Senan (NSC) 5:41.59s (15 laps), 2 Yusrizal Usoff (NSC), 3 Hafiz Zarawi (KL).

6km points race: 1 Shahrul Afiza Fauzan (NSC) 26 points, 2 Yusrizal Usoff (NSC) 18, 3 Mohd Hafiz Zarawi (KL) 12.

Under-16 -- 200m sprint, final: Mohd Arfy Qhairant (RBC) bt Harif Muslin (KL) 2-0; Third: Syariwan Shaari (NS)bt Mohd Fahmi Irfan Mohd Zailani (Dungun) 2-0.

Team sprint: 1 Wan Syazwan Afiq, Sofian Nabil Omar, Mohd Arfy Qhairant (RBC) 1:10.85s, 2 Mohd Asmui Ali, Syaffiq Amran, Mustakim Abdul Dadu (Ter) 1:14.97s, 3 Abdul Azim Latif, Faiz Izuddin Omar, Amirul Fahmi Azman (Sel) 1:16.05s.

500m time trial: 1 Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Ter) 37.00s, 2 Mohd Arfy Qhairant (RBC) 38.800s, 3 Mohd Ekbar Zaman Hori (NS) 39.100s.

3km individual pursuit: 1 Mohd Syazwan Afiq (BPSS) bt Mohd Firdaus Suardi (RBC) overlapped in final; 3 Abdul Azim Latif (Sel) 4:12.510s.

3km team pursuit: 1 Wan Syazwan Afiq, Sofian Nabil Omar, Mohd Amirul Anuar, Mohd Arfy Qhairant (RBC) 3:42.79s, 2 Mohd Asmui Ali, Syafiq Amran, Mustakim Abdul Dadu, Naimi Ngah (Ter) 3:54.67s; 3 Abdul Azim Latif, Faiz Izuddin Omar, Amirul Fahmi Azman, Syahmi Azizi Saidi (Sel) 4:05.60s.

Scratch race: 1 Nur Amirul Fakhruddin (Ter) 7:08.88s (15 laps), 2 Mohd Arfy Qhairant (RBC), 3 Mohd Firdaus Suardi (RBC).

6km points race: 1 Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Ter) 11 points, 2 Faiz Izuddin Omar (Sel) 8, 3 Khairul Aziz Abdullah (Ter) 7.

Girls -- Under-18, 500m time trial: 1 Nurul Ahmar Badeuzzaman (NSC) 41.12s, 2 Azmanira Mohamad (Dungun) 48.40s.

Under-16 -- 200m sprint, Final: Zahrah Anuawar (NSC) bt Narissa Sompong (NSC) 2-0; Third: Siti Nur Hajar Wilda (Sel) bt NorSyahmira Anis Saidi (Sel) 2-0.

500m time trial: 1 Zahrah Anuawar (NSC) 41.550s, 2 Narissa Sompong (NSC) 41.934s, 3 Nurul Syafinas Mokhlas (Sel) 43.270s.

2km invidual pursuit: 1 Narissa Sompong (NSC) 2:57.364s, 2 Nurul Syafinas Mokhlas (Sel) 3:02.130s, 3 Nur Farah Ain Amran (Sel) 3:10.691s.

Scratch race: 1 Narissa Sompong (NSC) 4:42.98s (9 laps), 2 Zahrah Anuawar (NSC), 3 Norsyamira Anis Saidi (Sel).

6km points race: Narissa Sompong (NSC) 16 points, 2 Zahrah Anuawar (NSC) 15, 3 Siti Nur Hajar Wilda (Sel) 7.

01 Disember, 2008

Kejohanan Lumba Basikal Remaja (Trek-Sirkit 3/2008).

Velodrom Kuala Lumpur.

Azmanira Binti Mohamad memenangi 2 pingat perak
acara 2km Individual Persuit dan 500m Individual Time Trail.

Mohd Fahmi Irfan sekadar menduduki tempat ke 4 dalam
acara 200m Sprint bawah 16 tahun dengan catatan masa 12.93 minit.

Acara 3km Team Pursuit,Team Dungun cuma mendapat tempat ke 4,
diwakili oleh Mohd Fahmi Irfan,Ahmad Izzat Irfan,Mohd Zulhafis dan
Muhammad Asyraf Hadi dengan catatan masa 04:14.45 minit.