Team BikeExchange continues its global cycling development with the collaboration of the Singapore Cycling Federation.
This new adventure, brought forward by GreenEDGE Cycling and its longtime General Manager Shayne Bannan, now High Performance Director for the Singapore Cycling Federation, will see its first results by seeing the first Singapore rider join the WorldTour cycling peloton.
Six-time national champion Choon Huat Goh will join Team BikeExchange as a stagiaire, with the 30-year-old set to start with the team at the Tour of Slovakia in September.
Brent Copeland – General Manager, GreenEDGE Cycling
“GreenEDGE Cycling is always trying to develop new global partnerships to support the growth of our sport.
After previous synergies in Asia, this is another exciting partnership, and we are happy to work together with Shayne and the Singapore Cycling Federation to support the development of cycling in the region.
I had the chance to finally meet Donaben at our Service Course and I can only wish him the best and suggest him to take the best out of this unique experience. For him it is a learning experience, and he has to be wise to take the most out of it for his personal improvement.”
Dr Hing Siong Chen – President, Singapore Cycling Federation
“We want to nurture an eco-system where full-time riders are fully supported in the community and young riders see prospects in pursuing cycling as a career.
This is our game plan to embark on an endeavor to consistently secure podium finishes at major games and be competitive with those in the region, and even internationally.”
Choon Huat (Donaben) Goh – Stagiaire Rider, GreenEDGE Cycling
“I am grateful for getting this opportunity to ride with Team BikeExchange. It is a dream for every cyclist to be able to step up into a WorldTour scene and ride in the pro peloton.
Of course, given that I come from a Southeast Asia country, a tiny dot on the world map, this opportunity means even more to me. I also hope this opportunity given to me will inspire more younger cyclists in Singapore.
It has been a great start so far as I was greeted with a warm welcome from Brent Copeland and the staff members in the Service Course. They took me on a tour of the Service Course, and it was amazing to see the amount of support and equipment needed to run a WorldTour Team.
I am looking forward to racing with the team and getting some racing exposure on how things are run at this level and do my best to support the team as much as I can.
My first race will be Tour of Slovakia and I have about 6-7weeks to prepare myself. I will be based in Girona, and I look forward to meeting and training with some of the riders there.”