KL MOUNTAIN BIKE CARNIVAL - 7th & 8th SEPTEMBER 2013
Taman Lembah Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
RACE REPORT KL MOUNTAIN BIKE CARNIVAL 2013
It was a fun-filled-action-packed weekend at Taman Lembah Kiara, with the 11th edition of the KL Mountain Bike Carnival sponsored by Astro, Maxis and Tanjong. The Kidz Ride on Saturday morning was a raging success once again, as close to 120 children between the ages 1 to 10 took part with up to 200 parents and supporters coming to encourage and support the children. The "Ride Carnival" saw close to 50 participants taking on the trails of Bukit Kiara in a relaxed-style ride of about 10km, ending with a buffet lunch and lucky draw.
The Women's Sport category started the racing for the weekend on perfect trail conditions - Valerie Chai took the lead from the start of the race and came in first in 41 minutes, 32 seconds . The Youth race saw twenty two 13-17 year olds having a blast in the trails, with Julian Sabre Bahari taking top spot in 40 minutes, 37 seconds.
The rainy Saturday evening added some extra oomph to the trails for Sunday morning's races, which saw the 36 - 40 and 18 - 30 categories racing heats to determine the top 15 to enter the finals. In the Women's Elite race, 2012 champion Kusmawati Yazid from Indonesia bagged 1st place once again with an improved timing of 41 minutes, 29 seconds while her fellow country-woman - Diana Intan Purnamasari coming 2nd place once again about 3 minutes behind Kusmawati.
The Men's open category races saw some exciting results with Ian Johnston taking 1st place in the Men's 18 - 30 in 46 minutes, 8 seconds and long-time racer Azizul Azli Shaari coming up top again in the Men's 31 - 35 race in 40 minutes, 59 seconds. The Men's 36 - 40 race saw a close finish of just seconds apart between first place Zamzi Mohamad and Asmazaidi Ahmad Sanusi with the time 39 minutes, 41 seconds and 39 minutes, 46 seconds respectively. In the 41 & above category, Michael Tighe gave Oki Raspati a good fight with Oki coming in 41 minutes, 40 seconds, just under 30 seconds before Michael.
The Men's Elite race was equally as exciting with 2013 2nd place winner Chandra Rafsanzani leading from the start with long-time champion Bandi Sugito on his tail the entire time until the 6th lap, when Bandi did a final push towards the end and overtook Chandra to bag the RM3000 1st place prize. Bandi came in record time of 50 minutes, 34 seconds with Chandra just 15 seconds behind him.
A big thank you to our sponsors Astro, Maxis and Tanjong as well as co-sponsors Cycling Malaysia, Corezone, Powerbar and Jabatan Lanskap Negara for supporting the event. Congratulations to all who took part and well done to all the winners.
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