PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s top track cyclists closed the season on a high as they collected one gold and two bronze medals in the Gran Caracol Da Pista invitational meet in Medellin, Colombia, over the weekend.
The decision to stay back, after the Cali round of the World Cup the previous week, to compete in the Gran Caracol Da Pista proved right as Josiah Ng blazed his way to a surprise gold in the scratch while Azizulhasni Awang and Fatehah Mustapa finished with bronze in the respective men’s and women’s sprint.
Azizul continued with his impressive comeback by taking a well deserved bronze in the men’s sprint won by 2009 world champion Maximilian Levy of Germany.
Azizul had reached the keirin final in Cali but a crash spoiled his hopes of a podium finish and he eventually placed fifth. The two-time World Championship finalist was riding in only his second competition since suffering a career threatening calf injury in Manchester in February.