The First Asian Inline Cup in 2009

2009年2月28日、初の Asian Inline Cup がシンガポールの Lion City Inline Cup とコラボ開催されました。日本から風巻大翼さんが参加、Bill Begg 氏がブログにレース経過をアップされました。また、風巻さんも Daiskating でレースの感想を語られていますので、チェックしてください。次週、3月7日は 42km Full Marathon です。

The First Asian Inline Cup have done with a Half Marathon on Saturday 28th February, as an opener.

Chew Wee wins Big

By Bill Begg(Feb. 28, 2009)
Hi All, Yes excitment all around & yes Ultra Eri was just too strong for the others & in June when a big event will be announced, we hope there will be more opposition for Eri, but great to see Indonesia to the fore, a country with so much promise, but delivered little on the International stage up to now.

As for Daniel Chew Wee Team Revo Racing Singapore what a Bonus for Singapore, he worked very hard on his sprint in December & the Skin Fold Calipers spelt Diet, he has trimmed down a bit & what a race, he made breaks, Chased down Italians, Darryl a couple of Times & Daisuke several times towing others up every time.

With 300 meters to go he made his final move after he had reeled in Daisuke & left him, with100 meters to go he appeared to be blown & the several meter gap he had formed was starting to close up,he summoned a final burst holding on from Italian European over 40 masters champion Michele Cicognani on the Inside & the 2007 & 2008 Korean Inline Cup winner Kim Bum-Sik (Alias Tiger ) Micro Ex-Tech Korea down the outside.

With several km to go the mens race got down to 8, with Daisuke Kazamaki throwing in plenty of attacks, then he blew & a tired Darryl Chang Bont/TSV Singapore, who had been yo yoing on & off the back,made a last ditch bid to slip away, before Chee Wee made his move, Italian Master Carlo Scalera was 6th & Darryl Chang 7th all within 2 secs of the winner, 50 seconds later Daisuke Kazamaki Schankel - Kazax Japan arrived in 8th place. LimJune Liang Micro x-Tech & Bertrand Chew his team mate rounded out the Top 10.

Terence Chew Team Bont TSV Singapore was 11th, the Indian Rohit Goyal 12th Followed by 3 pasters the Italian Pair of Long Man Mirco Pancaldi & Stefano Lota with Australian Peter Jewel sandwiched between them. for 13th,14th& 15th, Sarvpreet Singh India was 16th 17th & 18th were the Team Revo Singapore skater Edmund Tay & Singapore based Frenchman Jacques Frety, with two more Bont TSV members Li Yang & Kim Teo Teck Kiang collecting the final points for the top 20 Finish.

The 1st Stage AIC 2009 Podium

The First Asianic Inline Cup Winner
Photo from daiskating
It took 10 mins to sort out the winner from the Camera & another 15 mins to get a clear decision on second place, but for lackof experience there could almost have been one of the biggest boilovers ever in Speed skating, young Indian Mohit Malik 13 years old got blocked in, in the run around the last bend,with the tight corners 3 of the young Indian skaters very good around the tight bends left & right should have tried to attack earlier.

But at this level the Indians normally would not be expected to challenge for the top positions but Mohit Malik 4th, Satinder Pal Singh 5th, Rohit Goyal 12th & Sarvpreet Singh 16th was a great result & Coach HariOm Gupta, must be very proud of there efforts.

The second stage of the AIC will take place on part of the F1 Track in Singapore city,it will be a more open course, which will suit the stronger skaters & those who cannot effectively handle right hand bends.

Lets hope someone has a good photo Finish photo.

Bill Begg - AIC Blog: Chew Wee wins Big
daiskating (Blog of Daisuke Kazamaki): AIC 1st Stage (AIC/SIC): AIC-1 photos AIC Stage 1 (Tuas Motor track)
In-Line Skate Photo Gallery by Lawrence Ang: In-Line Skate

Singapore, Indonesia Victors 1st AIC race.

By Bill Begg (Feb. 28, 2009)
Hi Skaters,

New Emerging World speed nations had their day of Glory in the opening round of the AIC held on the Toas Track in Singapore.

Daniel Chew Wee Singapore gained a great victory in the Sprint over Italian Master Michele Cicognani, The European 49 plus champion & Sub World champion & the Korean Inline Cup Winner Kim Bum-Sik (Tiger) But a very big suprize came with 4th & 5th the 13 year old Indian Mohit Malik was 4th &team mate 19 year old Satinder Pal Singa right up there in the bunch of 7 with the final 300 meters to go, after Daisuke Kazamaki Japan finally blew up,

After Making several serious breakaway attempts by Daisuke, only to be brought back by Chew Wee each time. A very deserved winner, without team support, he made attacks, chased down all others & then lead out the final sprint with 300 meters to go, doing the Business to hold of the fast finishing Italian & Korean.
AIC: Interwiew with Daniel Chew Wee (AIC Men winner)

In the ladies Eri Marina Yo from Kalimantan Indonesia created a runaway victory, going alone before 3 km, she went on to win by over 1 km from the pursuing bunch of 4 skaters, Eri Showed that Indonesia need to be competing at the highest World Level, with a very strong performance. Carmen Goh Kia Man Singapore won the sprint for 2nd place from teamate Ethel Lui, with Masters skater Kim Ames USA grabbing 4th from fellow Masters skater Jenn Lui Singapore.
AIC: Interwiew with Eri Marina Yo (AIC Women winner)

More details & results to follow shortly but the Big winners today were Singapore, Indonesia & India, not high on the favoured World speed shaking ladder.
Bill Begg - AIC Blog: Singapore, Indonesia Victors 1st AIC race

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