Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

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 »

Rated as one of the best sprinters in the world, Maximiliano Richeze took revenge on yesterday’s stage from La Toma to Merlo over 168.7kms with a clear cut win. Richeze makes a quantum leap in the standings to second overall behind race leader Martin Garrido (Palmeiras Resort-Tavira). In a stage dominated by Argentinean riders, Garrido took second ahead of Anibal Borrajo (Colavita) who also sits third overall.

Best of the An Post team was Paidi O’Brien finishing in 30th place of the 198 starters. Continue Reading »

Viktor Folkesson from Sweden and now representing the An Post/ M. Donnelly/Sean Kelly team proved best yesterday of the Irish outfit in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina He finished in 70th place on equal time with Team CSC’s Juan Jose Haedo. Also was in the main along with the winner were Isaac Speirs and Christian Muller.

The remaining trio of the Irish outfit, Stephen Gallagher, Paidi O’Brien and Mark Cassidy were less fortunate finishing over three minutes in arrears. Continue Reading »