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Source: NST

A FINAL tweak in what the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) organising committee hopes will be the final route for this year’s edition on Feb 9-17, sees the absence of Genting Highlands.

The eighth stage of the race, initially scheduled from Maran to Genting on Feb 16, will now be replaced by a stage covering 127 kilometres from Temerloh to Fraser’s Hill.

The other stages remain unchanged.

LTdL chief operating officer Datuk Naim Mohamad said this change was due to unforeseen circumstances and after taking into account the views of sponsors Genting Berhad. Continue Reading »

Cyclists fear it but the spectators simply adore it as they observe from a distance the magic of the cyclist throwing down the gauntlet to the one of the toughest climbs in a bike race world wide. Whenever Le Tour de Langkawi is spoken of in hushed voices, because of the respect that competitors have since the start of the love affair! Genting Highlands is spoken of in reverence and rightly so! , Yes! The climb up to Genting Highlands has been part and parcel of this unique event which now enters its 13th season on the road. If the cyclists respect it the motorised public equally respect it.

Naturally, when the news came through yesterday, that it would missing this time around, the would be competitors must have breathed a sigh of relief. Continue Reading »

Source: The Star

PETALING JAYA: The penultimate leg of the nine-stage Tour of Langkawi (LTdL) cycling championships from Maran to Genting Highlands has been replaced with a route from Temerloh to Fraser’s Hill.

The chief operating officer of the Tour, Datuk Naim Mohamad, said the decision to replace the Genting stage was made in the best interest of the safety of the cyclists and members of the public.

“It is with a heavy heart that we came to the conclusion not to have the Genting stage. But one cannot put the safety of the riders at risk,” he said yesterday.

Naim added that for the first time in the series, the 13th edition of the Tour will have a new route for the King of the Mountain stage.

“Due to the Chinese New Year festivities during the first half of February, more than 150,000 holidaymakers are expected to converge in Genting Highlands,” he said. Continue Reading »