Team Argos-Shimano is pleased to announce that Sea Keong Loh (MYS) will join the World Tour Team in 2014. With the arrival of Loh the team roster is now complete.
Loh, 27, started his professional cycling career in 2006, riding for the Marco Polo Cycling Team. He has since gained valuable racing experience in Europe and made history this year by becoming the first Malaysian to win the Jelajah Malaysia race. Loh comes to Team Argos-Shimano from the OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team.
“I feel honored to be selected for the team,” said Loh. “It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to reach this level. I am looking forward to working with the team, as I think I can benefit greatly from the sporting environment that the team offers. With good guidance and a solid program I will be focused on developing as a cyclist and reaching my full potential.”
“We see a lot of potential in Loh,” said general manager Iwan Spekenbrink (NED). “We have followed him throughout the season, and he has achieved some good results. When we select riders for the team, results are important but so is personality. With his positive attitude and eagerness to improve, Loh’s character fits perfectly in the team.
“We believe that Asian cycling has great potential, and it is our aim to help develop Asian riders and bring them to the highest level. We have experienced this with Cheng Ji (CHN), who has been part of our project since the beginning. It has been impressive to see the progress he has made since his arrival on the European pro scene; he is now racing in races like the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España and Milan–San Remo, for example. We will be aiming to follow a similar path with Loh as well.”