7 August 2018

CIMB-JCM Junior cyclist Fakhruazam wins third place in Europe
Media Title: Borneo Post (KK)
Section: Sport
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB-Junior Cycling Malaysia (JCM) cyclist, Fakhruazam Hanifiah, 18, proved his mettle in the 75km Ronde van Poeldijk race when he clinched third place amongst 25 under-19 semi-pro riders across Europe, despite the drama of a fall in the final 500 metres of the ride.

CIMB Foundation chief executive officer, Datuk Hamidah Naziadin said the foundation was extremely proud of this podium finish in an elite cycling event by Fakhruazam, a CIMB-JCM supported cyclist.

"This race was part of the team's international exposure to world-class races to help them raise their game by competing with top semi-pro cyclists across Europe. Fakhruazam's victory is not only a testament of his hard work and determination, but also of the effectiveness of CIMBJCM's development programme in creating a talent pipeline of world-class athletes."

Fakhruazam is one of seven young cyclists who were sent by CIMB Foundation and JCM to participate in 11 races across Belgium, France and the Netherlands in a 20-day racing programme called 'Path of Champions', designed to groom high-potential junior talents into elite world-class cyclists.

These cyclists were chosen based on their stellar performance in national races organised through the CIMB-JCM Junior Cycling Development Programme. They subsequently went through a gruelling one-month training and conditioning course to prepare them for the 'Path of Champions'.

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