Archive for January 31st, 2008

SHAH ALAM – Datuk Naim Mohamad, Chief Operating officer, Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 announces today that A record number of 30 different nationalities will form the field for Le Tour de Langkawi this year. The race will start in Alor Setar, on February 9 and will end up with the traditional criterium at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on February 17.

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According to the provisional start list of 150 riders, Malaysia will have the highest number of participants with 18, followed closely by Australia with 17, then Japan with 12, Italy with 10, France and Germany with 9 each.  The other nations with cyclists involved are New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Iran, South Africa, Indonesia, Spain, Russia, Colombia, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, China, Mexico, Argentina, Belarus, Venezuela, Taiwan, Ireland, Great-Britain, Moldavia, Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium and the USA. Continue Reading »

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Source: The Star 

KUALA LUMPUR: Swiss NGC Medical-OTC Industria Porte are newcomers in the cycling fraternity but they certainly won’t be lacking in experience in the Tour of Langkawi (LTdL) championships from Feb 9-17.

They have five experienced Italian riders in their ranks alongside one Swiss and they will be looking at making a big impact in the LTdL.

In 25-year-old Enrico Rossi, they have a rider with the experience of having raced in Asia and he will spearhead the team’s charge in the sprints.

The team will bank on Massimiliano Maisto to provide much of the thrust in the climb up Fraser’s Hill. Continue Reading »

Highlights from Stage 4 of the 2008 Tour of Qatar from the Khalifa Stadium to Al Khor Corniche.

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Picture by Photo Mark Gunter, PhotoSport International.

Tour Down Under 2008 - Greipel

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Source: LTdL Website 

KUALA LUMPUR – NGC Medical-OTC Industria Porte might be new in the cycling fraternity but the Swiss-registered team will not lack experience when they open their maiden campaign in Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 on Feb 9-17.

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With five Italian riders in their team alongside one Swiss, the European outfit will be looking to create a big impact in the annual cycling race series after their enthusiastic preparation for the new season. Continue Reading »