Singaporean Track Cyclist Lance Tan has proven resilient following a crash in the SEA Games in Malaysia last August.

He may have cost Singapore the bronze in the men’s team pursuit event then, but has redeemed himself at the Queen’s Cup in Bangkok last weekend.

“I don’t want to end my track cycling career with that crash. I decided that the best way to get over it was to prove to myself and everyone that I can be better.”

The 30-year-old research engineer clocked a personal best of 1min 8.557sec to win the men’s 1km Individual Time Trial last Saturday, with team-mate Mohamed Elyas Mohamed Yusoff winning the 200m Sprint event (10.945s) during the two-day competition.

Tan also improved his previous best time by four seconds in first race after the Games, having trained only at the East Coast Park and in the gym in the absence of a velodrome here. He will be setting his sights on qualifying for the Asian Track Cycling Championship next February in Malaysia, as well as the men’s team sprint event at the Asian Games in August in Indonesia.

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