The SEA Games are here. The influx of young people in Laos tracksuit tops in the Havelock area should have brought it home to me last night. The Laotians clearly have the whole Tapering idea mastered as I helpfully directing a few of the team to a local karaoke bar… Whilst its a great thing for Singapore and good to see some more attention on sports, the SEA Games probably means two things to ANZA Cycling members.
- Road disruptions during the event
- The chance to go watch some live road racing thats actually in Singapore
On the disruptions side, expect to see a lot of closures around the National Stadium and East Coast areas this weekend due to the opening ceremony and Triathlon preparation. Next weekend will see the cycling events and that will also have impact – especially on Saturday AM when some of Orchard Road will be closed. Full details of closures can be found here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/multiple-road-closures/1843890.html
In terms of the Cycling events, we’re blessed with a criterium, a road race and a TT – all taking place on some really nice looking courses. Hopefully some of these can be re-used for future Singapore events so that theres a lasting legacy from the events which benefits the local scene. The road race course in particular is a cracker – including a roll down Orchard Road and then multiple loops of the MCE tunnel and the Sheares Bridge. https://www.seagames2015.com/the-games/sports/cycling The local SG team is looking pretty good and there’s a number of faces in there that will be familiar to anyone that rides in the Sunday Hammer ride, Cat 1 events or has been on the 5.15 Rats ANZA ride. Best of luck to the entire team – and especially ANZA friends Noel Teh (Mavericks – winner of the recent Pasir Gudang race) and Vincent Ang (occasional participant in the 5.15 ride and the King of Singapore Cycling Social Media). http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/sea-games-8-singaporean/1771920.html The race starts around 8.30am on Orchard next Saturday and should be great viewing with the course. Go along and show your support for the local lads.