Posts Tagged ‘Anuar Manan’
BANDAR PENAWAR (13 Feb, 2008) – Alberto Loddo exploded into Bandar Penawar to take Stage Five of Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 as Malaysia’s Anuar Manan floundered in the intermediate sprints to relinquish the sprinter’s green jersey to Aurlien Clerc.
The win for Loddo of the Tinkoff Credit System was a sort of reply from the Italian following Danilo Hondo’s win in Stage Four yesterday and where after today, the score stood at one stage win each for the prolific sprinters. Continue Reading »
BATU PAHAT (12 Feb, 2008) – Veteran Danilo Hondo delivered a superb sprint finish into Batu Pahat as he stormed ahead of the battling pack that included five-time stage winner Alberto Loddo at the end of Stage Four of Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 which began in Port Dickson this morning.
The Serramenti PVC rider, who had previously ridden for team T-Mobile and Tinkoff Credit Systems, was absolutely thrilled today as winning the stage had capped a return to form for the controversial cyclist. Although it was never conclusively proven to have used banned substances, Hondo was banned for two years in 2005-2006. Continue Reading »
Seoul’s Cycling Lee Won-Jae took the 3rd stage of the Le Tour de Langkawi with France’s Matthieu Sprick holding the leader’s yellow jersey for a third day in a row. Lee attacked during the last 4km to the finish line and lead by 6 seconds before he was caught again in the last 3km. His second attempt in the last 1km was successful. made him finish the stage with a lead of 5 seconds.
Go go Seoul cycling! On my left, Park Sung Baek (2nd place in Asian overall rider as of Stage 3) and on the most right is Stage 3 winner Lee Won-Jae Continue Reading »
BANTING (11 Feb, 2008) – Malaysia’s Anuar Manan created sporting history for the hosts when he sensationally finished second in Stage 3 today to claim the nation’s first-ever green jersey on a day when South Korean Lee Won Jae won his first stage in Le Tour de Langkawi.
Anuar won all three intermediate sprints and was aiming for a storming finish in Banting when he was caught by Won Jae one kilometer from the end. The duo paved the way for a remarkable day for the Asian riders who took up the top five spots today. Continue Reading »
Video of Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 3, Sitiawan to Banting. Finishing line and prize presentation. Stage won by Lee Jae Won. Anuar Manan became the first Malaysian to wear the Green Jersey (points).
Source: TDL Website
|“Getting the right combination will be important where I think that we need to speed up just before the climb. There will be a good mix of teams in the front although I believe that (Nicolas) Roche will be up there to challenge for Fraser.”
– Simon Gerrans, Credit Agricole
|“It is mostly flat this year and I expect either Loddo or Hondo to dominate although I believe that Ruben Bongiorno can also make a difference in the final count. But I think that whoever has the consistent ability in the bunch sprints can win the overall race.” – Gianni Savio, team manager Serramenti PVC|
|“I am getting married next month and this I an added incentive for me to go all out to improve on my previous best when I finished fifth in a stage and 32nd overall in 2006. This is my sixth Tour and I have set myself a personal target to finish in the top 20 overall and hopefully get a podium finish at Asian level in the sprint.” – Malaysian national team rider Suhardi Hassan, 26|
|“After my recent success in the Tour of Malaysia where I registered three stage wins and take the blue jersey for the overall sprint title, I am all set to take off in the Tour Langkawi. I also believe that my chance of winning Stage Seven is as good as anyone. The short distance and flat terrain suits me fine. I have faith in my team and this gives me confidence. If we employ the right tactics we should be able to pull off a win.” – Anuar Manan, 22, who will race in LeTua Cycling Team colours|
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top cycling outfit, Le Tua, sprang a surprise when they unveiled Australian Bernard Sulzberger yesterday for the Tour of Langkawi, which will start on Saturday.
Sulzberger, 25, will act as the pacer for the team’s national sprinters like Anuar Manan, Ahmad Haidar Anuawar and Sayuti Zahit as they seek the first-ever stage win by a Malaysian rider in the Tour.
The other members of the team are Indonesian Tonton Susanto and reigning SEA Games road race champion Rian Ariehaan.
Le Tua team manager Shukor Yassin described Sulzberger as a strong rider whom the team has been monitoring since we first heard he was available in November. Continue Reading »
KUALA LUMPUR (5 Feb, 2008): Malaysia’s top outfit LeTua Cycling team today unveiled their surprise new signing from Australia, Bernard Sulzberger in their team presentation for Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 in Kuala Lumpur.
The team makes it second attempt in Asia’s biggest cycling event Le Tour de Langkawi, with high hopes of registering the first ever stage win by a Malaysian rider through one of their three sprinters – Anuar Manan, Ahmad Haidar Anuawar and Sayuti Zahit.
Besides that, the recent form of the team’s veteran Indonesian climber Tonton Susanto, winner of the Jelajah Malaysia 2008, showed that they have the strength to challenge for a good position in the General Classification (GC) and have a good shot at securing Tonton’s record third Asian rider’s classification win in LTDL. Continue Reading »
Source: The Star
PETALING JAYA: Anuar Manan is Malaysia’s best bet to spring surprises for the “green jersey” (sprint category) in the 13th edition of the Tour of Langkawi (LTdL) cycling championships from Feb 9-17.
The LTdL chief operating officer, Datuk Naim Mohamed, said that Anuar, who rides for Le Tua, was on form and he had the ability to win a stage as well.
“There is a possibility that local riders could steal the show this time … or win at least the Asian category,” said Naim after receiving the Milo-sponsored “green jersey” for the sprint champion of the LTdL from Nestle Products sports marketing manager Ng Ping Loong at a press conference yesterday. Continue Reading »
THE colours of Milo will be featured on the sprinters’ jersey for the first time in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) on Feb 9-17, and the battle of the fast men will be a heated one.
Critics have it that the stage is set for bunch sprints and points classification battles for the Milo green jersey between the biggest sprinters Danilo Hondo and Alberto Loddo.
Alberto Loddo – Stage One in Le Tour de Langkawi 2007
Picture by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.
Serramenti Diquigiovanni rider Hondo is returning from a two-year suspension but is said to be in top form, while Tinkoff Credit Systems’ Loddo has shown with a stage win in the Tour of Qatar last week that he is up for it as well. Continue Reading »