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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 »

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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 »

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 »