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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)

Article and Pictures by John Pierce, PhotoSport International

The problem with race radio tour, is for the team cars to get information there really needs to be a plane in the sky with a signal relay, beamed up and then back down over a large area.

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That costs a fortune.

The alternative is to devise a route and a roster that will almost guarantee a bunch finish. Continue Reading »

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 – Stage 2 . Stage winner, Jeremy Hunt crossed the finishing line:


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 »

Picture by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.

BONGIORNO
left to right: Ruben Guillermo and Pagliarini

Sprint specialist Ruben Guillermo Bongiorno from Argentina had taken five stages in LTdL including back-to-back wins of the traditional Kuala Lumpur Criterium in 2003 and 2004. Coming soon….

KUALA LUMPUR – A team with strong Russian flavour, registered in Italy and sponsored by a cycling-mad Russian millionaire, Tinkoff Credit Systems will make their return to the 13th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from February 9 to 17, this time looking to be among the frontrunners for the overall crown.

Having finished an impressive seventh overall last year, young Russian climber Pavel Brutt returns with a squad that looks likely to be tucked firmly in battle in every stage of this year’s Tour, with Tinkoff lining up six men that can easily cause the biggest sensations in this year’s race.

Pavel Brutt

Many will remember that it was Brutt who delivered Tinkoff Credit Systems’ historic first win in Stage Nine of the LTdL from Putrajaya to Seremban on February 10 last year.

“It was a dream start of the year. The victory, my first one for the new team and actually the very first one of the team on the whole, was naturally a great inspiration. The race gave a good basis to dwell on, and had a very positive effect on the first half of the season, including the Giro,” said Brutt. Continue Reading »

Source: The Star

PETALING JAYA: More than 5,000 participants are expected to take part in the “Kayuhan Le Tour de Langkawi” in Putrajaya on Feb 3.

The “Kayuhan LTdL” is a promotional event to generate further momentum ahead of the 13th edition of the cycling championships scheduled for Feb 9-17.

The event sponsored by Amanah Raya Bhd is expected to be graced by either Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is also the patron of the Tour, or the Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. 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 »