Posts Tagged ‘Alberto Loddo’

Pictures by John Pierce, Photosport International.

Alberto Loddo (born January 5, 1979 in Cagliari) is an Italian professional road bicycle racer who rides for UCI Professional Continental team Tinkoff Credit Systems. Loddo had won 5 stages in Le Tour de Langkawi 2007, Stage 1,4,5,6,10. Loddo had also won Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 stage 5 at Bandar Penawar, Johor. He involved in a crash in Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 7 at Kuantan which was caused by the mistake of Mauro Abel Richeze from CSF Group- Navigare.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2007 Alberto Loddo Stage 1
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2007 Stage 1 – Langkawi

Le Tour de Langkawi 2007 Alberto Loddo Stage 4
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2007 Stage 4 – Kota Bahru

Le Tour de Langkawi 2007 Alberto Loddo Stage 5
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2007 Stage 5 – Kuala Terrenganu

Le Tour de Langkawi 2007 Alberto Loddo Stage 6
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2007 Stage 6 – Cukai

Le Tour de Langkawi 2007 Alberto Loddo Stage 10
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2007 Stage 10 – Kuala Lumpur

Alberto Loddo LtdL 2008 Stage 5
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2008 Stage 5 – Bandar Penawar
(Picture by Tan Jie)

Alberto Loddo 2008 crash
Alberto Loddo LTdL 2008 Stage 7 – Kuantan after crash
(picture by LTdL official event photographer)

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KUANTAN (15 Feb, 2008) – A bad crash involving sprinters Danilo Hondo and Alberto Loddo just 25metres to the finish line gifted Alexandre Usov of AG2R La Mondiale Stage Seven of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 from Kuala Rompin to Kuantan this morning.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 - Stage 7

The surprise win for the Belarus-born Usov was the result of a frantic sprint to the end in which Mauro Abel Richeze (CSF Group- Navigare) was penalized for causing the crash. Richeze received a CHF 60 fine, a 30-second time addition, a deduction of 30 points and was relegated to last spot on the stage. Continue Reading »

The race was exciting towards the end, especially the aftermath of the crash involving Alberto Loddo and Danilo Hondo, both were stage winners of 4 and 5.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 7 crash

This is the first time I witness a cycling crash that close, it was just less than 50 meters from me. Everything happened so fast, I wasn’t sure what was going on except that everyone was stunt and panic. Right after the crash, everyone ran towards the riders that were lying on the ground.

LTdL 2008 Danilo Hondo injured

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Massive action in Stage 7 Kuala Rompin – Kuantan, just less than 100 meters away from the finishing line there was a crash involving Danilo Hondo and Alberto Loddo. Alexandre Usov says that he deserve the victory because he was in the right position.  Aurelien Clerc was questioned about his team mate, Mathieu Sprick for losing his yellow jersey. New yellow jersey holder Mitchell Docker said that it was not easy to snatch the yellow jersey from Sprick even though it was just 1 second.

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.

Le Tour de Langkawi - LTdL 2008 Stage 5 Alberto Loddo

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 »

Stage 5 – Johor Bahru – Bandar Penawar, stage finishing by Alberto Loddo and interview with Aurlien Clerc, the new green jersey holder:

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.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 - Danilo Hondo wins Stage 4

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 »

For years since its inception back in 1996 Le Tour de Langkawi has been a big draw for cyclists the world over. The roll call of winners’ emhasises this with the inaugural winner from Australia and last year a Frenchman was victorious. Alan Charteau led from the front after day three and epitomised the true qualities of a great bike rider.

LTdL 2007 Genting stg 8 Race winner Charteau in yellow, Stage winner Jose SERPA
LTdL 2007 Genting stg 8 Race winner Charteau in yellow, Stage winner Jose SERPA
Picture by John Pierce

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Source: NST

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 in LTDL 2007
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 »

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 »