Loh Sea Keong

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Loh Sea Keong
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Personal information
Full name Loh Sea Keong
Born (1986-02-11) 11 February 1986 (age 30)
Kuala Krai,  Malaysia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2006–2011 Marco Polo
2012–2013 OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
2014 Giant–Shimano
2015 SEG Racing
Major wins
Jelajah Malaysia (2013)

Loh Sea Keong (simplified Chinese: 罗熙强; traditional Chinese: 羅熙強; pinyin: Luó Xīqiáng) is a Malaysian professional cyclist who rode most recently for SEG Racing Academy.[2] In the 2013 Jelajah Malaysia race Sea Keong made history by becoming the first Malaysian rider to win the competition, an Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) race.[3]

Career[edit]

Marco Polo Cycling Team[edit]

In 2005 Sea Keong left Malaysia at the age of 19 to achieve his dream of becoming a full-time professional cyclist. He joined the Chinese team, Marco Polo, which is based in Europe. He rode for the team until the end of 2011.

OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team[edit]

After failing to sign a contract with any foreign team, Sea Keong returned to Malaysia consider his options and give himself a 2-year target to re-invigorate his career or stop altogether. Sea Keong then accepted an offer from first the Singapore UCI Continental team, OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team to ride for them.

Argos-Shimano[edit]

At the Shimano Highway Challenge in Malaysia on 24 November 2013, it was announced that he would be the first South East Asian to join a ProTour Team with Giant–Shimano.[2]

Major results[edit]

2008
1st Stage 3 Tour of Thailand
2012
2nd Overall Le Tour de Filipinas
2013
1st Overall Jelajah Malaysia
1st Stage 2 Tour of Thailand
1st Stage 4 Tour of Singkarak
4th Southeast Asian Games – Road race
9th Tour de Okinawa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team Giant-Shimano Official Profile http://www.teamgiantshimano.com/riders/sea-keong-loh/
  2. ^ a b Quénet, Jean-François (24 November 2013). "Malaysia's Loh Sea Keong signs for Argos-Shimano". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Loh Sea Keong wins yellow jersey at Jelajah Malaysia, notches OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team's first UCI Tour win". Togoparts.com. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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