The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) organised the OCBC Cycle National Championship, Individual Time Trial (Road) at Tanah Merah Coast Road on Sunday 10 July 2022. The Individual Time Trial (ITT) is raced over 40-50 km (at the UCI World Championships and Olympic Games). The riders set off individually at regular intervals (1 minute). The competitor completing the course in the fastest time is the winner.
The race took place at the Loyang/Changi Coast area, consisting of 10.6km laps around Changi Coast Road, which connects to Aviation Park Road and Tanah Merah Coast Road. The first group of riders commenced the race at 6.30 am, and the last group of riders started at 2.00 pm. There was intermittent rain which caused the event to be paused momentarily, and racing resumed at 12.00 pm.
Three-time national ITT champion (2017, 2019 and 2021) and a silver medalist in the same discipline at the Hanoi Southeast Asian (SEA) Games held in May this year, Luo Yiwei defended her national ITT champion title in the Women’s Elite category at Sunday’s race.
Full-time professional cyclist Goh Choon Huat (Trengganu Pro-Asia Cycling Team), the 2019 national champion in the Men’s Elite category, demonstrated good form and took the national title again this year. Yeo Boon Kiak, the 2021 Men’s Elite National ITT champion and bronze medallist at the Men’s Criterium at the Hanoi SEA Games in May, managed to clinch a bronze at Sunday’s race.
A total of 180 participants took part in the event across 13 categories. Please refer to the link below for the full race results:
“The quality of the field was very high with several SEA Games medallists competing. The Men’s Elite National Champion, Goh Choon Huat, completed the 31.9km course at 46.9km/ h, while the Women’s Elite National Champion, Luo Yiwei, finished the 31.9km course at 40.26km/h.
Other outstanding performances were in the Men’s Junior (17-18 years) event, with Eamon Lim Bing Yi taking the victory covering the 21.2km course at an average speed of 44.2km/h, and in the Men’s Youth (13-16 years) category, Bin Ismal Mohammad Syaheed covering the 10.6km course at an outstanding 45.19km/h.
All categories were represented and very competitive. Now riders will prepare for the OCBC Road Race Championships to be held at the same venue on 24 July, where quality fields are again expected,” said Shayne Bannan, High-Performance Director, SCF.
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