100PLUS to Sponsor Best Malaysian Rider Jersey
|Posted on 20 April 2012|
KUALA LUMPUR (20 April 2012) – In show of support for the oldest cycling race series in the country 100PLUS, the nation’s No. 1 isotonic drink, has again come forward to sponsor the white jersey for the best-ranked Malaysian rider at the Jelajah Malaysia on 8-13 May 2012.
This is the second time in two years that 100PLUS has supported the race and also sponsored one of the five main jerseys.
Maniam Manikkam, the chairman of the Jelajah Malaysia 2012 organising committee, said that the race is proud to be associated with 100PLUS once again.
“It is common knowledge that 100PLUS and cycling has formed a symbiotic relationship over these past few years and we are very happy to have them on board again for the race this year,” said Maniam.
“Many people forget that Jelajah Malaysia has a long and proud history and as such, we should keep it going as a way of maintaining tradition. We are grateful that 100PLUS continue to believe in the Jelajah Malaysia and we hope that this partnership will continue for more years to come.”
Datuk Naim Mohamad (second from left) , the deputy president of the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF); Maniam Manikkam (middle of picture), the chairman of Jelajah Malaysia 2012; Cariessa Goh (second from right), Corporate Affairs Manager, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn. Bhd, being flanked by two members of the organising committee during the jersey presentation from 100PLUS this afternoon.
The White jersey is presented to the top ranked Malaysian rider at the end of each stage.
The other jerseys on offer at the Jelajah Malaysia are the yellow jersey (for the rider with the best overall time of the day), the green jersey (for the best sprinter or the rider with the most points collected in the sprints) and also the polka dot jersey (for the best climber).
The blue jersey is for the Asian rider with the best overall time.
Other than the attendance of other members of the Jelajah Malaysia 2012 organising committee, the event at the Olympic Council of Malaysia was also attended by Cariessa Goh, the Corporate Affairs manager at F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd and also Datuk Kamal Harun, the consultant at F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd.
“At 100PLUS, it has always been our policy to maintain tradition and to continue to sponsor the white jersey is only the natural thing to do considering that we have had a good relationship with the organizers in these several years,” added Cariessa.
“Our hope is that the white jersey will continue to inspire our local riders to better themselves and use this race as a stepping stone for future achievements.”
Stage One of the Jelajah Malaysia 2012 will begin from the Merdeka Stadium to Bandar Baru Kampar in Perak. The longest stage of the tour this year will take place in Stage Two from Kampar to Kulim in Kedah for a total distance of 201.8km. It is significantly shorter than last year’s longest stage at 222.5km.
Stage Three will see the peloton heading close to the Malaysia-Thailand border in Chuping in Perlis before Stage Four, a short 98.5km ride from Kangar to Sungai Petani in Kedah. From here, the race will head south to Ipoh in Perak for Stage Five just before the final race to the finish.
Stage Six will see a frantic finish in the second longest stage – a 199km ride from Ipoh to Dataran Merdeka.
JELAJAH MALAYSIA 2012
STAGE ONE (8 May 2012) – Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur to Bandar Baru Kampar, Perak (161.5km)
STAGE TWO (9 May 2012) - Bandar Baru Kampar, Perak to Kulim, Kedah (201.8km)
STAGE THREE (10 May 2012) – Kulim, Kedah to Felda Chuping, Perlis (168.8km)
STAGE FOUR (11 May 2012) – Kangar, Perlis to Sungai Petani, Kedah (98.5km)
STAGE FIVE (12 May 2012) - Sungai Petani, Kedah to Ipoh, Perak (193.4km)
STAGE SIX (13 May 2012) – Ipoh, Perak to Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur (199.5km)