Monday, January 30

Cycling ace Azizulhasni doing light training

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MELBOURNE: Malaysian track cycling ace Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, who is recovering here following an injury he suffered at the World Track Cycling Series in Manchester last month, is back on his bicycle although not for competitive race yet.

He had been cycling around his neighbourhood here to keep himself fit.

“It’s not for competitive race yet,” he said, adding that he had also been doing upper body training although he still felt the pain from the injury.

Mohd Azizulhasni was racing towards the final bend of in the world title race when four of the six riders crashed behind the eventual winner Sir Chris Hoy from England.

The 23-year-old Malaysian’s calf was skewered by a 20cm shard from the track, but he recovered to remount his bike and take third place.

Mohd Azizulhasni said his legs were still unable to take hard training, and said that the doctor had advised him to take a month’s rest before carrying out lower body training. — Bernama