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THE Pehin Dato Awg Hj Yahya Cycling National Competition is back!
Organised by the Brunei Darussalam Cycling Federation (BDCF) with the collaboration of the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, it is slated for May 12.
The 125-kilometre race will begin and end at the Hassanal BolkiahNational Stadium in Berakas.
It will be divided into four categories: Individual Men Open (19 years and above), Individual Men Junior (17-18 years old), Individual Men Beginner (13-16 years old) and Team Men Open.
The top-three in the Individual Men Open will receive $800, $600 and $400 respectively.
The fourth place finisher will get $100 while fifth to 10th will be awarded $50 each.
The first three in the Individual Men Junior event will bag $400, $300 and $200 respectively.
Fourth place gets $50 while fifth place wins $20.
As for the newly introduced Individual men Beginner, the top-three will bring home $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
The cyclist to cross the line in fourth will get $30 while fifth spot wins $10.
The Team Men category, where the times of the first three cyclists are used to decide the winner, offers $500, $300 and $200 to the first three teams.
Entry forms and information about rules, regulations and routes can be downloaded from BDCF'swebsite at www.bruneicycling.com.
They are also available at Triple Star (Kiulap), Awang Tum-Tum (Jerudong) and Geotrax (Lumut,Belait).
The closing date for entry is set for May 9 and should be returned to the organisers at the BDCF officer at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
Mohd Imaadi Abd Aziz was the individual winner last year after coming in at a time of 3:13:52 just ahead of Fito Bando Prilanji on 3:13:56.
G530A were crowned the overall champions of the team event after the trio of Fito (3:13.56), Muhammad Halid Sata (3:19:05) and Aiman Abdullah (3:20:54) combined for a total of 9:53:55
The Brunei Times