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(KL2017) in Au­gust.

Anuar said yes­ter­day: “My tar­get is two gold medals for both events (cri­terium and road). So, we’ll see if I’m lucky enough to reach the tar­get.”

Go­ing for his fourth Sea Games, Anuar wants the gold badly af­ter man­ag­ing to get only a bronze and sil­ver once be­fore.

“I need to take the gold home so that I can prove my worth.”

The 30-year-old said amid the Ra­madan month, his train­ing has be­come more hec­tic with the ses­sions moved to morn­ings and nights.

Anuar is also train­ing Tereng­ganu with the Tereng­ganu C y c l i n g Te a m (TSG) for the Tour of Korea from June 14-18.

“I didn’t race in Ja­pan (last week) but I might be ar­riv­ing in Korea dur­ing the fast­ing month.

“My tar­get is to win a stage there and also the over­all Asian

in team.”

Anuar said the months lead­ing up to the Sea Games in Au­gust will be par­tic­u­larly chal­leng­ing as the national team will head to Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia for a train­ing camp just af­ter the Hari Raya fes­tiv­i­ties.

“Train­ing is still the same but our Ra­madan sched­ule i s par­tic­u­larly packed due to lim­ited tim­ing but most rid­ers train in­doors as they do gym to keep up their fit­ness.”

The national team will make their way back to Malaysia just a week be­fore their events take place on Aug 21-24 with four gold medals up for grabs.

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