Move over Wong Kam-po, it's time for the mountain bike action to begin at the Asian Games in Busan. At the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Brian Cook grabbed a surprise bronze in the mountain bike downhill event. It was the SAR squad's first medal on their way to a record haul. Now Cook is back at the Asian Games, this time at the tail end of the schedule, and today he will bid for another moment of fame in the downhill race. AAIt was an international honour,'' he said about the bronze in Thailand. AAI was the first person from Hong Kong to win a medal at those Games and my result gave the SAR a good start from which they went on to win more medals,'' the 24-year-old said yesterday. In preparation for Busan, Cook and his three SAR teammates undertook a tough, three-month training programme along the wilderness trails of Alberta, Canada, guided by their long-time Chinese coach, Loyal Ma. Also competing in the downhill will be 20-year-old Tsui King-man, while cross- country medal hopefuls Cheng Cheuk-chun, 21, and Chan Chun-hing, 22, make up the four-member SAR team who have been training at world-class facilities surrounded by the natural beauty of the Canadian Rocky mountains. Ma said the flatter downhill course at the Games in South Korea would suit Cook. AAAs Brian used to be a cross-country runner and rider, this kind of course will suit him,'' Ma said. AAThe course won't be too technical, but will require a lot of pedalling on flat sections,'' he added. The SAR quartet had followed a rigid conditioning programme in Canada. Intensive gym work and 90-minute bike rides were a daily feature, complemented by weekend competitions on the region's plethora of downhill courses. Venues and facilities in Hong Kong for mountain bike competitions were pitiful, Cook said. AAWe don't have enough trails and mountain biking is even forbidden in country parks,'' he said, adding that he trained on private land in Hong Kong. AAWith limited facilities, how can we host international events or train to improve our results in overseas competitions?'' he asked. However, after their Canadian experience, Ma is confident that his disciples can do well in today's event. AAThey've worked hard, stayed focused and their health and morale is excellent,'' he said. Hong Kong will also compete in the cross-country event on Saturday and Sunday. Ma tipped rider Chan Chun-hing to win a medal. AAIf I was a betting man, I would say he is Hong Kong's best chance of a mountain bike medal,'' he said. Chan became the first SAR cross-country rider to crack the top 10 at the Asian Championships in July, when he finished eighth despite taking four minutes to change a flat tyre.