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BANDAR PENAWAR (14 Feb, 2008) – Jose Serpa proved that he is as good in the climb as he is on flat terrain when he raced to the front of a 15-man breakaway to win Stage Six of Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 from Bandar Penawar to Rompin this evening.

LTDL 2008 Jose Serpa

The romping finish for Serpa, who had dominated the climb up Genting Highlands in 2006 and 2007, was a little unexpected as he had to contend with having well-known sprinter Jeremy Hunt (Credit Agricole) in the front group.

But in the end, Serpa proved that he not only had the strength but also the ability to finish the 182.8km race well ahead of the others with a time of 4h26’43”. Continue Reading »

For years since its inception back in 1996 Le Tour de Langkawi has been a big draw for cyclists the world over. The roll call of winners’ emhasises this with the inaugural winner from Australia and last year a Frenchman was victorious. Alan Charteau led from the front after day three and epitomised the true qualities of a great bike rider.

LTdL 2007 Genting stg 8 Race winner Charteau in yellow, Stage winner Jose SERPA
LTdL 2007 Genting stg 8 Race winner Charteau in yellow, Stage winner Jose SERPA
Picture by John Pierce

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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 »

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 »