06 Mar '11, 10pm

OCBC Cycle Singapore event draws record number of cyclists, now organisers eye expanded schedule

SINGAPORE - Over the weekend, the third edition of the OCBC Cycle Singapore event, with a total prize purse of US$100,000 (S$126,670), attracted more than 10,000 riders and saw the first night race held here. It was the biggest event to date, but organisers are looking to expand it further, both in terms of the schedule and number of races. Speaking to MediaCorp at the Formula 1 Pit Building - the start and finish point for this year's edition - yesterday, Chris Robb, managing director of event organisers Spectrum Worldwide, revealed they were looking at expanding the schedule from two to four days, with a 150-km round-the-island Tour of Singapore one of the highlights, besides the professional races. And the changes could be introduced as early as next year. "The ultimate vision is still to stage a Tour of Singapore," he said. "It will cost a lot of money ... (But) we wan...

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