Hing has a mountain to climb

Buoyed by initial success, S'pore cycling chief in his final term aims to develop world-class riders for the future

In his day job, Dr Hing Siong Chen is a frontliner, a general practitioner who handles the swabbing of potential Covid-19 patients at an Ang Mo Kio clinic, among other duties.

He has tackled the development of cycling in Singapore with the same diligence and sense of purpose. The result: A year of historic milestones that has seen a Singaporean race for a professional team in Europe for the first time and the nation's first podium finish at a mountain bike UCI World Cup.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2021, with the headline 'Hing has a mountain to climb'. Subscribe