Pix taken from Azizul's facebook, without permission
On the western side of Warsaw, Poland, a pool of Malaysia's track cyclists will have a shot at glory next week. On the indoor track made of Siberian pine wood at BGZ Arena in Pruszkow, Azizulhasni Awang, Rizal Tisin and Josiah Ng will compete in the UCI World Championships. Their aspirations have been well-documented. It's interesting to see where our trio stand in the scheme of things. http://www.velodrome.org.uk/ for example predicts Azizul to take third place in men's keirin.
Melbourne-based Azizul is lucky to have his sweetheart near him, read here while the national body was given credit for churning out talents from the track, read here. Truth be told, it was the idea of the National Sports Council (NSC) in the 90s to start focusing on the medal-churning track events!