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21-year-old Malaysian cyclist finds success in Spanish waters
Terengganu cyclist, Siti Nur Alia Mansor, has become the first Southeast Asian woman to join Canyon-SRAM Racing Team, a prominent Spanish cycling team.
According to the national cyclist, her former coach Adam Szabo had approached her to join the Spanish team that he manages.
“I took a month to think about my future and cycling career development before agreeing,” she said.
In her recent victory at Wisma Darul Iman, she was awarded a RM 3,000 allowance and was promised a RM 1,500 monthly allowance for 12 months.
Malaysians are again praising her for the hard work she has put in and believe she is deserving of international recognition.
Helen Chew said, “Congratulations. In my opinion, this is a rare chance for her to learn and compete at the highest level.”
She hopes that the Sports Ministry would be able to churn out more ‘winners’ in a time where athletes are axed for poor performance.
Nur Alia despite admitting she is nervous is highly anticipating the opportunity to cycle with her experienced teammates.
She added, “I will repay the sacrifices made by my family, coaches, and the Terengganu cycling fraternity by bringing glory to Terengganu and Malaysia at the world stage one day.”
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE