Malaysian National Cycling Federation (CLC) had to make a U-turn by sending three riders to participate in the road race last year en masse Asian Cycling Championship (ACC) in 2017, which will take place on 25 February to 2 March in Bahrain next year.
Its president, Datuk Abu Samah Wahab said the decision was made to keep the name and good relations among Asian countries, although he had previously confirmed there is no participation of the national team to the ACC because of overlapping schedules with Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2017.
“Although there is no participation of elite riders, but at least we were able to keep the heart Confederation ACC members so that they will not inquire about the cause of the failure to send any entries to compete in the men’s category,” he said.
Abu Samah confirmed that there is no entry to the ACC squad for the first time since its inception in 1963 due to overlapping schedule with Le Tour de Langkawi.
Source : Internet