LTdL 2009: A PROOF THAT MALAYSIA IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE GLOBALIZATION CREDIT CRUNCH

11th DEC 2008, PUTRAJAYA: The organizing of Le Tour de  Langkawi 2009 (LTdL 2009) from 9th -15th February next year will be the proof that Malaysia is a country that will always be able to organize an international event regardless the fact that the world is facing the globalization credit crunch.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 route

Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 route

Executive Chairman LTdL 2009 who is also the President of  Malaysia National Cycling Federation (MNCF), Abu Samah Abu Wahab, said that the elite 14th edition cycling tour will  start from Putrajaya “ the Malaysian Government
administrative centre “ commence by Malaysia National Cycling Federation (MNCF) once again given the trust by
Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) to be the organizer of the event.

“Today we gather at the Ministry of Youth and Sports to witness the launch ceremony of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2009. The launch ceremony will be a proof that the Ministry of Youth and Sports is committed to get involve with all sports federation in the country to organize any sports event.

“I as the Executive Chairman and all the work force of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 would like to thank the Ministry of Youth and Sports especially the minister, Dato’ Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob who put to rest all the uncertainty and
questions in our minds,” he said during the launch ceremony of the LTdL 2009 at KBS today.

Dato' Mohid Mohamad (Deputy Head of Secretary (TSUK)(Operation) Ministry of Youth and Sports)officiates the Route of Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 while LTDL09 Chief Operating Officer - Datuk Naim Mohamad and LTdL09 Executive Chairman Hj Abu Samah Abu Wahab looks on.

Dato' Mohid Mohamad (Deputy Head of Secretary (TSUK)(Operation) Ministry of Youth and Sports)officiates the Route of Le Tour de Langkawi 2009 while LTDL09 Chief Operating Officer - Datuk Naim Mohamad and LTdL09 Executive Chairman Hj Abu Samah Abu Wahab looks on.

The launch ceremony of LTdL 2009 is officiated by the Youth and Sports Minister, Dato’ Ismail Sabri Yaacob along with Deputy Head of Secretary (TSUK) (Operation) Ministry of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Mohid Mohamad.

Present at the launch ceremony is Head of Operation of the LTdL 2009, Dato’ Naim Mohamad and also officers of MNCF. With that being said, Abu Samah has asked everyone to take a serious look and take heed of the failure of the American to organize the Tour of Georgia in 2009 and also the refusal of the management of Honda Japan to participate in the Formula One (F1) race next season.

“Malaysians is really lucky to have a government which is totally committed and has a serious outlook at the value of
organizing an event of massive proportion as such as the Le Tour de Langkawi,” he said.

Abu Samah also emphasized the LTdL 2009 will ensure a participation of 20 pro continental teams, continental
teams, clubs and national teams as fit to its status as the biggest cycling tour out of Europe.

The cycling tour is a seven-stage race starting from Putrajaya to Senawang (stage one), Senawang to Melaka (stage
two), Melaka to Melaka (stage 3); Melaka to Bandar Baru Bangi (stage four), Petaling Jaya to Genting Highlands
(stage 5), Batang Kali to Shah Alam (stage six) and Criterium Kuala Lumpur (stage seven).

Apart from that, Abu Samah also emphasized that Malaysia will be represented by three teams, which are the National
Team, MCF Team (continental team,) and Le Tua (club).  Up to now, preparation of the National Team and MCF Team has entered phase two with 50 percent of the program handled by the Head Coach, John Beasley along with the coach,
Jamaluddin Omar, implemented brilliantly.

“I received the information that John already had a discussion with Jamaluddin. I have been told that John has
given the trust to Jamaluddin to continue with all the programs,” he said.

National Team and MCF Team will commence central training most probably in Genting Highlands as soon as possible.

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