Video of two riders mixing it up and sliding under the finish banner at CIMB Cycle Gran Fondo Malaysia, turn up sound for full IMPACT!
The video shows why gran fondo riders always need to ride “heads-up”, especially at the finish when riders on different routes and/or of different abilities finish together. Although bruised, scraped and beaten, both riders were ok.
It was a rough ending to a smooth event, which had 3700 cyclist from 26 countries, including UK, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Australia, Germany and South Africa.
The 160km gran fondo route, which began and ended at the Ministry of Finance building in Putrajaya, took riders past wildlife reserves, historic sites and the iconic Mercu Tanda Putrajaya landmark. With little flat terrain, riders were challenged with over 3000m of climbing. The event hopes to be part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in 2020.
Event ambassador Azizulhasni Awang, former World Champion in Keirin, Track Cycling and Olympian said “I hope this event will inspire the younger generation to take up the sport which in turn, helps build a robust cycling talent pipeline in Malaysia.”