Cycling: Terengganu offers money spin to riders
THE Terengganu government will offer cash incentives for riders who excelled in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) which starts next week.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said for every stage win, riders would receive RM5,000 cash.
“For example, if Anuar Manan won a stage, he will receive RM5,000 and if he wins another stage, he stands to win RM10,000,” he said after sending off the Terengganu Pro-Asia Cycling Team (TSG) to the Le Tour de Langkawi yesterday.
TSG, competing in the LTdL tour for the first time, will comprise Anuar Manan (team captain), Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin, Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan, Mohd Harrif Salleh, Shinichi Fukushima and Phuchong Sai-Udomsin.
Ahmad said the cash incentives were offered to further inspire the riders to excel during the tour, held over 10 stages, from Jan 23 to Feb 1.
He said the presence of world class teams in the LTdL would certainly add to their difficulty to win titles but even if they don’t win the overall titles, putting up a spirited performance can be accepted. — Bernama