Posts Tagged ‘2008’

The peloton that’s 21 minutes behind the 19 riders had a crash near the finishing line, some shots from TJ:

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 1 crash
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Not only does the organiser of the FBD Insurance serve up a tough course for the FBD Insurance Ras but he tags on another milestone in the history of this event with the announcement that FBD Insurance are now sponsors of the event for the last 25 years.

So, it is no surprise that Dermot Dignam wants to serve up an 8-day race that will test the mettle and the ability of the contestants over a testing course come May 18.

Of course Dermot was a competitor in the great event many years ago and he knows that to have a worthy winner, the course has to be sporting not alone for the competitors but the public want an equally interesting event that hopefully will go rightdown to the wire. Continue Reading »

KUALA LUMPUR – Just when it started to look like an Alberto Loddo-Danilo Hondo showdown in the sun, French Pro Tour team Bouygues Telecom has upped the ante in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2008 with the announcement of a team built around Swiss sprinter Aurelien Clerc.

The 27-year old Clerc has firmly established himself as a viable sprinter and classics rider with stage wins in the Tour of Picardy, Vuelta a Burgos, Clasica Alcobendas and the Circuit Franco-Belge.

Aurélien Clerc

He finished the 2007 season with second placed finishes in the Classic de l’Indre and Paris-Bourges, as well as a ninth place in the Paris-Tours. Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Source: The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The 13th edition of the Tour of Langkawi (LTdL) will see the return of the Tinkoff Credit Systems team.

The team, who finished seventh overall last year, aim to be among the frontrunners for the overall crown of the championships scheduled for Feb 9-17.

Their young Russian climber, Pavel Brutt, is returning with a squad and he is ready for battle in every stage of the Tour. Continue Reading »

Picture by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.

BONGIORNO
left to right: Ruben Guillermo and Pagliarini

Sprint specialist Ruben Guillermo Bongiorno from Argentina had taken five stages in LTdL including back-to-back wins of the traditional Kuala Lumpur Criterium in 2003 and 2004. Coming soon….

KUALA LUMPUR – The orange train which is now known as CSF Group-Navigare from the previous Ceramica-Panaria are expected to dominate Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 following the inclusion of two of its top riders.

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As usual, the presence of the team led by the effervescent Roberto Reberveri have always had a positive impact on the annual cycling race series be it in the sprint or in the climb.

And this time round, it will be no different following the inclusion of sprint specialist Ruben Guillermo Bongiorno from Argentina as well as nippy climber Julio Alberto Perez from Mexico in the chase for the overall yellow jersey. Continue Reading »

KUALA LUMPUR – A team with strong Russian flavour, registered in Italy and sponsored by a cycling-mad Russian millionaire, Tinkoff Credit Systems will make their return to the 13th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from February 9 to 17, this time looking to be among the frontrunners for the overall crown.

Having finished an impressive seventh overall last year, young Russian climber Pavel Brutt returns with a squad that looks likely to be tucked firmly in battle in every stage of this year’s Tour, with Tinkoff lining up six men that can easily cause the biggest sensations in this year’s race.

Pavel Brutt

Many will remember that it was Brutt who delivered Tinkoff Credit Systems’ historic first win in Stage Nine of the LTdL from Putrajaya to Seremban on February 10 last year.

“It was a dream start of the year. The victory, my first one for the new team and actually the very first one of the team on the whole, was naturally a great inspiration. The race gave a good basis to dwell on, and had a very positive effect on the first half of the season, including the Giro,” said Brutt. Continue Reading »