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KUALA LUMPUR – RIDERS bound for Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 have regarded the Fraser’s Hill climb as “equally challenging” as the Genting climb with some expecting an open race and exciting competition in the race which starts in Alor Setar on Feb 9.

Some of the riders, who are now competing in the Tour Down Under, were of the opinion that the exclusion of Genting would not at all affect the excitement and competitiveness of the annual race.

For Credit Agricole’s new signing Simon Gerrans, despite Fraser’s Hill being at a lower level than Genting, he
predicts tough challenges ahead.

“I’ve never done Genting before as this will be my first ride in Le Tour de Langkawi. I’m not sure how it feels to
ride in Genting but my teammates who have done Genting told me that it would be really really tough so in a way, I’m kind of glad not to do it at this point of time,” said Gerrans who is currently competing in in Adelaide. Continue Reading »

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Kuala Lumpur – The Organizing Committee of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2008, with a heavy heart but in the interest of the safety of cyclists and members of the public, have decided to shift the Genting stage for this year’s Tour to Fraser’s Hill, another popular holiday destination in the country.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Sri Azalina Othman Said, has been informed of the latest development and has given her approval to the change of venue for the mountain stage challenge. The dates of the race remained unchanged from Feb 9 to 17.

Due to the Chinese New Year festivities during the first half of February, over 150,000 holiday-makers are expected to converge in Genting Highlands. “This is one of Genting’s busiest periods and the management informed us that it would be difficult to totally close the roads all the way too the peak as is usually done,” said Datuk Naim Mohamad, the Chief Operating Officer of the Le Tour de Langkawi.

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LTdL Chief Operating officer Datuk Naim Mohamad (right) receives the sponsorhip for the ‘King of the Mountains’
jersey from Ms Kay Prakash (left), assistant vice president Corporate Services Genting Group, watched by tour technical director Maniam Manikkam.

“The Genting management proposed finishing the stage at Gohtong Jaya,” said Datuk Naim. “But the Organizing Committee felt that with such high volume of traffic trying to access the resort, it could lead to massive jams and worse still, safety issues.” Continue Reading »