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Ho Jun Rong of OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team, the only Singaporean in the field, completed the Professional Criterium in 26th place to become the first local rider since 2010 to finish the challenging race. (Photo 1 © Stanley Cheah)

F1 Pit Building, Sunday, March 30, 2014 – Ho Jun Rong of Singapore finished 26th out of 56 elite international riders in the Professional Criterium race at the 2014 OCBC Cycle Singapore. Jun Rong was the only Singaporean in the race held on Friday, March 28, and became the first local rider since 2010 to finish the challenging race that required the riders to complete 41 laps of the 1.7km course.

Dutchman Wouter Wippert from the Drapac Professional Cycling Team won the Professional Criterium, while the OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team’s Rico Rogers finished runner-up for the team’s best result so far in the six editions of its home race.

Cameron Bayly of the OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team also captured the Cycle Asia King of the Sprints title, the second year in a row Singapore’s only professional cycling outfit has earned that accolade.

More than 10,000 took part in the sixth edition of the OCBC Cycle Singapore on Sunday. The riders were taking part in five categories – The Super Challenge (59km), The Challenge (40km), The Business Times Charity Challenge (40km), The Foldies Community Ride (27km) and The Community Ride (27km).

In total, close to 12,000 cyclists took part over the three-day event.

The event continued on Saturday with The Ultimate Foldies Challenge and the family and kids rides: The Tricycle Ride, Mighty Savers Kids Ride (5km) and The Junior Challenge (30 minutes). The Ultimate Foldies Challenge is a unique ride category in which cyclists dashed from the start arch to a designated “Unfolding Zone”, where they unfolded their bicycles, pushed them through to a “Mounting Zone” and rode around the 2.6-kilometre route around the F1 Pit Building for 20 minutes for the heats and 30 minutes for the final.