ADIQ Husainie Othman and Amir Mustafa Rusli will ride for Malaysia in the London Olympics cycling road race.
That completes the Malaysian National Cycling Federation's (MNCF) list for the Olympics, as Adiq Husainie, 21, and Amir Mustafa, 24, join track riders Azizulhasni Awang, Fatehah Mustapa and Josiah Ng on the flight to London next month.
The MNCF selection committee which was chaired by president Abu Samah Wahab and included coaches John Beasley and Graham Seers, came to a unanimous decision based on performance and compatibility.
"They are close to each other and the committee felt that Amir would best compliment Adiq, as with only two riders, we need both of them to be able to work with each other," said MNCF deputy president Datuk Naim Mohamad.
Adiq is currently in the United States enjoying some improved performances with the Champion System team, while Amir has just completed a stint in Europe with Australian team Drapac Pro Cycling.
That ended months of speculation, but also ended the hopes of Harrif Salleh, Zamri Salleh and Anuar Manan, who were on the MNCF's shortlist for the Olympics.
Malaysia have qualified for the Olympic road race for the first time in history. By Arnaz M. Khairul