Luo Yiwei

Track cyclist Luo Yiwei's life in the fast lane with no limits

Every competition is an opportunity for an athlete to offer proof of progress. The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, which start on April 4, will be no different for Singapore's contingent. The Straits Times continues its daily build-up./Lack of a velodrome in S'pore hardly fazes track cyclist who's powered by a fierce drive

To a cafe called Wheeler's Estate, situated next to a helicopter company near Seletar Airport, arrives a woman who flies on land. Luo Yiwei spends her life travelling at roughly 40kmh, on the banked track of a velodrome, on a $13,000 cycle which just by the way doesn't have brakes when she's racing.

Please understand, the only Singaporean woman to win a SEA Games cycling medal on the track - a silver in 2017 - is in the business of speed, not stopping.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'Life in the fast lane with no limits'. Print Edition | Subscribe