Plans for world-class velodrome
KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA could soon see a world-class indoor velodrome to be used as a training centre for the country’s national cyclists.
A world-class velodrome, Ahmad Shabery said, could boost track cycling as a sport in Malaysia the way it has in other countries such as Great Britain, which took home 12 cycling medals at the recent Olympics.
“If you look at the British experience, a lot of their success came after they built the Olympic-standard velodrome in Manchester.
“Malaysia already has a lot of support for road cycling through events such as the Le Tour de Langkawi. It’s now time to boost track cycling as a sport,” he said.