Posts Tagged ‘Danilo Hondo’

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 »

Advertisements

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

Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

BANTING (11 Feb, 2008) – Malaysia’s Anuar Manan created sporting history for the hosts when he sensationally finished second in Stage 3 today to claim the nation’s first-ever green jersey on a day when South Korean Lee Won Jae won his first stage in Le Tour de Langkawi.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 - Stage 3

Anuar won all three intermediate sprints and was aiming for a storming finish in Banting when he was caught by Won Jae one kilometer from the end. The duo paved the way for a remarkable day for the Asian riders who took up the top five spots today. Continue Reading »

Source: TDL Website

KUALA LUMPUR (8 Feb, 2008) – It is the calm before the storm. On the eve of each Le Tour de Langkawi, the team presentation ceremony is held with all the riders being introduced in their full kits. But behind all the pleasantries and smiles at the presentation, was the tension and anticipation ahead of the race tomorrow.

For the first time in the history of the LTdL, and this is due to this year’s route, there is a strong possibility that a sprinter could be crowned the overall champion of Asia’s biggest road race. In the past, it was always the climbers who prevailed. Continue Reading »

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 »