THE Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG), ranked No 1 in Asia, are eager to maintain their winning momentum in the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) on Feb 7-14.
Backed by Russian Artem Ovechkin, the LTdL 2018 yellow jersey winner, and Hariff Salleh, the team will be out for more victories as they look to maintain their status as the top team in UCI’s Asian Tour calendar.
Although TSG have yet to announce their squad for this year’s edition, they are set to field their best riders in the front line, with captain Zamri Salleh in the lead.
TSG coach Jeremy Hunt will lay down the tactics against a handful of World Tour teams, with Algerian sprinter Yousef Reguigui likely to be in the fray.
Morey Drew (Australia), Metkel Eyob (Eritrea) and national champion Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki are the likely domestiques for Ovechkin.
TSG chief executive Nasirudin Wan Idrus said the team are in camp in Melbourne, Australia until Feb 3 for several races.
He said TSG hope to make a strong impression and pick up from their successes in 2018.
‘We are glad we took the mantle as the best team in Asia in 2019. The target this year will be to retain that and aim for more stage victories internationally,’ added Nasirudin.
By NST Sports - January 19, 2020 @ 11:00am