Track cyclist Shah Firdaus eyeing podium finish in Taiwan

National track cyclist Shah Firdaus Sahrom is looking to secure a podium finish in the Taiwan Cup Track International Classic, which will gets underway today.

The 20 year-old is eager to use this tournament to prepare for the First Series of the Track Cycling World Cup, which will take place at the end of this month.

“This tournament is a warm-up tournament for me, before I compete in the World Cup. My coach (John Beasley) wants me to feel the atmosphere at the highest level, after getting suspended for quite some time.

“The challenge will be tough and there will be good cyclists from Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, India and Thailand.

“But I’m looking to at least finish on the podium in Taiwan,” he told Harian Metro.

Shah Firdaus won a gold medal in The Second Series of 2015 Southeast Asian Grand Prix last August after serving a 12-month suspension that was a byproduct of him failing a doping test last year.

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