Over the weekend of March 8th – 10th 2019 a strong field of 76 Elite riders took to the roads of Phuket and Phang Nga to race around 240 kilometres over 3 days. The 2019 edition of the Tour of […]
The Tour de Kepri is a 3 day, 3 stage race; starting with a criterium followed by 2 road stages. The race does not stage an individual time trial.
Lets take a look at the race and some riders to watch.
There’s no surprise that I like CX racing. The combination of technical ability, outright rage power and throwing caution to the wind makes for an exciting and challenging ride, which is completely independent of skill level.
The DK200 is a formidable beast and one which could not be completed without support. I was lucky enough to ride the DK with Rob who had his wonderful wife running support which meant I had the luxury of knowing at least 2 people at each checkpoint!
Have a look at the kit, gear and nutrition I used to get through the ride.
The racing landscape is still relatively sparse in Singapore so a few members in ANZA, took it upon themselves to start a little friendly challenge.
The 3rd edition of the CycoSports Tour de Phuket was run over the weekend of May 09 – 11.
The race consisted of roughly 243 kilometres of racing over 3 stages. With less than 1,000 m of vertical gain on both stages 2 and 3; the race was one for the Puncheurs.
Cycling in Singapore during 2015 left many wanting, with no National Time Trial or Road Race held. 2016 saw the return of the National Time Trial, Road Race and a Criterium. An increase in races from nearly 0, to a handful. 2017 saw another couple of races added to the calendar and the inclusion of the Jungle Cross series, albeit not a road series, but racing nonetheless.
The 7th edition of Masters Tour of Chiang Mai ran between 21st and 24th of October. What a great 4 days of racing it was. The 2nd year I have raced and arguably in a harder field than the previous year. Strong representation from Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand teams saw most fields packed with talent. The yellow jersey swapped shoulders each day and it was, in the end, a climbers race.
Cycling is an inclusive activity and an active community makes it a fun community to be apart of. For the community to grow and prosper we need to support it and its local events.
In Singapore there is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of cycling. The SCF has a renewed energy and the community is starting to buzz, however there is still a gap when compared to other nations in terms of consistent racing; weekly and monthly events.