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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s top cycling outfit, Le Tua, sprang a surprise when they unveiled Australian Bernard Sulzberger yesterday for the Tour of Langkawi, which will start on Saturday.
Sulzberger, 25, will act as the pacer for the team’s national sprinters like Anuar Manan, Ahmad Haidar Anuawar and Sayuti Zahit as they seek the first-ever stage win by a Malaysian rider in the Tour.
The other members of the team are Indonesian Tonton Susanto and reigning SEA Games road race champion Rian Ariehaan.
Le Tua team manager Shukor Yassin described Sulzberger as a strong rider whom the team has been monitoring since we first heard he was available in November. Continue Reading »
KUALA LUMPUR (5 Feb, 2008): Malaysia’s top outfit LeTua Cycling team today unveiled their surprise new signing from Australia, Bernard Sulzberger in their team presentation for Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 in Kuala Lumpur.
The team makes it second attempt in Asia’s biggest cycling event Le Tour de Langkawi, with high hopes of registering the first ever stage win by a Malaysian rider through one of their three sprinters – Anuar Manan, Ahmad Haidar Anuawar and Sayuti Zahit.
Besides that, the recent form of the team’s veteran Indonesian climber Tonton Susanto, winner of the Jelajah Malaysia 2008, showed that they have the strength to challenge for a good position in the General Classification (GC) and have a good shot at securing Tonton’s record third Asian rider’s classification win in LTDL. Continue Reading »
KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia’s first and most successful UCI Continental team Le Tua will be making their second appearance in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) with an eye on making a bigger impact than they did a year ago.
Starting Asia’s biggest cycling event from February 9 to 17 will be a team that comes fresh from a highly successful campaign in the Jelajah Malaysia, which saw their veteran Indonesian climber Tonton Susanto win the overall individual title, while sprinter Anuar Manan took the points classification.
The 35-year old Tonton, who hails from Jakarta, claimed his first ever overall victory in the Jelajah Malaysia thanks to a disciplined overall performance by hisMalaysian team.
“With time running out for me, that victory was a sweet one because after so many years of trying, I finally have an overall victory to savour,” said Tonton, who two weeks prior to Jelajah Malaysia had finished second overall in the Tour of Thailand behind Iran’s Ahad Kazemi Sarai. Continue Reading »
Source: The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian team Le Tua were the biggest winner in the Tour of Malaysia after the seventh and final stage here yesterday.
Le Tua emerged as the best local team, finishing third overall with a time of 65’04:23 while their Indonesian rider Tonton Susanto sealed the individual title (red jersey) with a total time of 21’32:38.
Iran’s Tabriz Petrochemical won the team title with their time of 64’54:33, about 10 minutes ahead of Japan.
Tonton was also placed second in the King of Mountain category behind winner Hossein Askari of Tabriz Petrochemical.
“This is the first time I have won the best overall rider title in my career and I’m grateful to my team for their support and teamwork.
“I will stick with Le Tua and strive to better their position in the Tour of Langkawi next month,” said the 35-year old Tonton, who hails from Bandung.
Another Le Tua rider, Anuar Manan, 22, retained the sprint crown (blue jersey) with 29 points.
Yesterday’s final stage, a criterium race over 60km finishing at Dataran Merdeka, was won by Yusuke Hatanaka from team Skil Shimano in 1’07:57.
No point was awarded for the sprints due to the rain which made the route slippery and dangerous.
Final results & standings
Final stage (Kuala Lumpur criterium 60km)
Top 10 finishers: 1. Yusuke Hatanaka (Skil-Shimano) 1’07:57, 2. Hossein Nateghi (Tabriz Pertrochemical), 3. Hari Fitriyanto (Polygon Sweet Nice) , 4. Mohd Rauf Nor Misbah (Malaysia), 5. Stefan Loffler (Giant Asia Racing) 1’08:14, 6. Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Le Tua) 7. Cyrille Heymans (Differdange-Apiflo), 8. Masahiko Mifune (Trek Marco Polo), 9. Mohd Hariff Salleh (MCF), 10. Mehdi Sohrabi (Islamic Azad University).
Individual classification (red jersey): 1. Tonton Susanto (Le Tua) 21’32:38, 2. Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz Petrochemical) 21’32:49, 3. Frederick Johansson (Differdange-Apiflo) 21’36:54, 4. Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical) 21’37:49, 5. Suhardi Hassan (Kul) 21’39:00, 6. Dimitri Jiriakov (Stegcomputer-CKT) 21’39:39, 7. Paul Griffin (Giant Asia Racing) 21’39:46, 8. Hari Fitriyanto (Polygon Sweet Nice) 21’40:52, 9. Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Malaysia) 21’40:53, 10. David McCann (Giant Asian Racing) 21’41:20.
Teams overall: 1. Tabriz Petrochemical (Iri) 64’54:33, 2. Japan 65’04:08, 3. Le Tua (Mas) 65’04:23.
Sprint (blue jersey): 1. Anuar Manan (Le Tua) 29 pts, 2. Hossein Jahabanian(Tabriz Petrochemical) 21, 3. Suhardi Hassan (Kul) 15.
King of Mountain (polka dot jersey): 1. Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical) 16 pts, 2. Tonton Susanto (Le Tua) 8, 3. David McCann (Giant Asian Racing) 6.
Top local riders (white jersey): 1. Suhardi Hassan (Kul) 21’39:00, 2. Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) 21’40:53, 3. Loh Sea Keong (Trek Marco Polo) 21’46:15. – Bernama
Source: Jelajah Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: The continental team from Malaysia, LeTua dominates the Jelajah Malaysia (JM) 2008 after the 7-stage race ended today.
LeTua was nominated as the Best Local Team recording a time of 65 hours 4 minutes and 23 seconds. The team managed to be in the third placing behind Tabriz Petrochemical and Team Japan each in first and second position in Best Overall Team category.
As predicted, Tonton Susanto from Team LeTua firms his grip to the Red Jersey, which is the jersey desired by all riders to be nominated as Best Overall Rider.
The rider who hails from Bandung, Indonesia recorded 21 hours 32 minutes and 38 seconds leading all competing riders and also in the second place in the King of Mountain category.
“This is the first time in my career to win the best overall rider and I’m grateful to my team as their cooperation, support and teamwork ensure my win in JM.
“I will stick with Team LeTua and will strive to better LeTua’s position in the upcoming Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) next month,” quoted the 35-year old rider
Another rider from LeTua, Anuar Manan, 22, graced the podium as he maintains his hold to the Blue Jersey (Sprint King) with 29 points.
The Sprint King title won by the rider who hails from Kuala Ibai, Terengganu was the very title he had won for the second time consecutively as he won it in the previous JM.
As for the Best Local Rider Suhardi Hassan, 26, RTM Jersey was his for the second time as he had won it in the previous year.
“In JM this year I represents Team Kuala Lumpur and will be back with the National Team Malaysia for the preparation to compete in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL). The race today also witnessed my best achievement in a cycling tour,” said the rider who will be getting married this March.
The rider who was born in Perlis is also in the fifth overall position behind Tonton, Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz Petrochemical), Frederick Johansson (Differdang-Apiflo Vacances and Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical).
Polka Dot Jersey also remains with 33-year old Hossein, as JM 2008’s King of Mountain.
In the final stage today, Yusuke Hatanaka from team Skil Shimano won the criterium round in Dataran Merdeka in 1 hour 7 minutes and 57 seconds.
President Commisaire, Zhao Jinshan made the decision that there will be no points in the sprint zone due to the rain, as the route is slippery and poses a danger to all riders.
JM 2008 which started on 7 Jan and concluded today covers a route of 1,003.8km offering an overall prize money RM245,000 up for grabs.
Source: Jelajah Malaysia
GOHTONG JAYA: Experienced rider from Indonesia, Tonton Susanto is another step closer to be the overall winner of Jelajah Malaysia (JM) 2008 as the stage 6 from Kuala Kubu Bharu to Genting Highlands concluded early in the evening today.
Tonton, 35, who represents Team LeTua managed to be in the third position in the race today with a time difference of only 12 seconds from stage 6’s winner, Hossein Askari who ended the race in 3 hours 10 minutes and 11 seconds.
The rider from Bandung, Indonesia will not have a problem to hold on to the Red Jersey as the final stage of JM, the criterium race is predicted to in a big group. To date, overall second place is in the hands of Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz Petrochemical) with a time difference of 11 seconds from Tonton.
“JM 2008 is really special to me as it will be my first win of the Red Jersey and I’m really grateful to Team LeTua for their cooperation and superb effort.
“This win I dedicate to my wife and especially to my daughter, Nayyara Raisa Putri who will celebrate her 2nd birthday next month,” he said and added that he has high hope to race even though he is getting older.
He said that today’s race was extremely difficult and exhausting but he stick to his strategy to follow Ghader closely to the finish.
Polka Dot jersey winner (King of Mountain) Hossein Askari had the opportunity to show his prowess and dominance at the climb sector as he won stage 6 of 122.2km today.
“I managed to hold on to the Polka Dot jersey and won the race today but failed to get the Red Jersey as Tonton is really strong and the time difference at the finish line a bit too close,” he added.
As for Anuar Manan, his position (LeTua) as the Sprint King is a bit shaky as the rider of Tabriz Petrochemical, Hossein Jahabanian swept clean 15 points in all three sprint zones to an accumulated 21 points. Anuar who dons the Blue Jersey leads the pack with 29 points.
“I will make sure that no riders get to overtake me in terms of point tomorrow as I only have to win another sprint zone to ensure the Blue Jersey stays with me,” he added.
RTM Jersey is still with the rider from Kuala Lumpur, Suhardi Hassan recording a time of 21 hours and 39 minutes.
JM 2008 which will be concluded tomorrow covers a race of 1,003.8 km offering an overall prize money of RM245,000 up for grabs.
As anticipated, the fireworks did not materialise after Thursdays bloodletting when the leaderboard changed dramatically with Tonton Susanto assuming the race lead of the Jelajah Malaysia Tour. Yesterday it was a bunch sprint into Karak with Paul Griffin and David McCann showing no fatigue after the 133.7 of racing.
The big story here is the emergence of Malaysian Anuar Manan who has succeeded for the third occasion getting his wheel over the line first.
Today, the climb up Genting Highlands will certainly soften the cough of many who have aspirations of doing well. The climb will ultimately decide the outcome of the 7-day race and it is expected that Paul Griffin can at least move up the general classification listing. board.
Jelajah Malaysia Tour
Gemas – Karak, 133.7 Km
1 Anuar Manam (Malaysia) Le Tua Cycling Team,3hrs.0mins.54secs;
2 Hossein Nateghi (Iran) Tabriz Petrochemical Team, same time;
3 Cyrille Heymanns (Luxembourg) Team Differdange-Apiflo Vacances, st;
41 Paul Griffin (Ireland) Giant Asia Racing Team, st;
72 David Mc Cann (Ireland) Giant Asia Racing Team, st.
General classification after stage 5
1 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Le Tua Cycling Team,18.22.20;
2 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Iran) Tabriz Petrochemical Team, @4
3 Fredrik Johansson (Swe) Team Differdange-Apiflo Vacances, @2mins;
12 Griffin, @5.27
31 McCann, @8.47
1 Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team, 8 pts;
3 Susanto, 8.
Source: Jelajah Malaysia
Karak: Rider of continental team, LeTua Anuar Manan today recorded a hattrick as the first local rider who had three wins in Jelajah Malaysia (JM) 2008 which was flagged off last Monday.
The rider from Kuala Ibai, Terengganu had achieved to rival the record of Indonesian rider, Samai Amari form Team Wismilak who had won three stages during JM 2003 which was then a 2.6 category race.
Anuar, 22, ended the 133.7km race from Gemas to Karak in 3 hours and 54 seconds had also breaks his won personal record of winning two stages in the previous JM.
“I’m really happy as I managed to break my record of winning two stages in last year’s JM. My sincere thanks to my team which has help me a lot to gain more points as early as the first sprint zone”.
“Today’s winding road didn’t stop me to be in the front group more over it was an advantage for me to win today’s race,” quoted Anuar who is still the Blue Jersey winner (sprint King) for the fifth consecutive time.
In the race today, Anuar managed to add another 10 points at the sprint zone in Pasir Besar and Bahau to an accumulative 29 points. Anuar puts Suhardi Hassan in the second place with only 15 points,
All jerseys in competition have not changed hands as Red Jersey (Overall Best Rider) still with Tonton Susanto from Team LeTua, RTM Jersey (Best Local Rider) don by Suhardi Hassan (Kuala Lumpur) while Polka Dot Jersey (King of Mountain) still the property of Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical).
Tonton who holds the Red Jersey for the second time around said that in the first km towards the finishing line, the group of riders in front of had involved in a collision but luckily he managed to swerve away from the incident.
Hossein who didn’t managed to get any points in the climb zone at Mancis today said tomorrow’s race will be the most important stage to him and his team.
“Tomorrow will be our turn to be on the podium. We are looking forward to win the sixth stage tomorrow and if possible we get to hold on to the Polka Dot Jersey. Hopefully in tomorrow’s stage will be a good one for Team Tabriz,” he said.
JM 2008 which will be concluded this Sunday covers a race route of 1,003.8km and offers an overall prize of RM245,000 to all 21 teams up for grabs.
A moment of indecision by the main players in the Jelajah Malaysia Tour succumbed yesterday including Tralee’s Paul Griffin all misjudged the strength and depth of a break who formed early on in the fourth stage from Batu Pahat/Muar, 178.8 Km.
The Kerryman not alone was the big loser, but race favourite Li Fuyu of Trek-Marco Polo was a disconsolate man at the finish.
All the good work performed over the opening three days literally went up in smoke as early as the 20kms marker of the 178.8kms of racing.
Victory on the stage went to the Swede Fredrik Johansson (Team Differdange-Apiflo Vacances) and the overall tunic of race leader is now with Tonton Susanto (LeTua) from Indonesia.
The irony of it all is that Susanto represented Marco Polo for many years, but yesterday his Malaysian team LeTua were in celebratory form.
Paul and David McCann along with the main group trailed the leaders by six minutes plus.
To put the cat amongst the pigeons, Griffin should have marked his former team mate Ghader Mizbani Iranagh who has now been installed as race favourite courtesy of the advantage gained yesterday.
Source: The Star Malaysia
MUAR: Indonesian veteran Tonton Susanto, riding for Malaysian outfit LeTua, surprisingly snatched the red jersey from previous overall leader Lu Fu Yu of Trek Marco Polo even though he finished third in Stage Four of the Tour of Malaysia yesterday.
Frederick Johansson of DifferdangeApiflo won the stage from Batu Pahat to Muar, clocking 4’04:31 in the 178.8km race. Japan’s Kohei Uchima was credited with the same time for second place and Tonton was in the next pack of finishers with a time of 4’04:34.
Fu Yu, who has worn the red jersey since winning Stage One, failed to keep up with the leading peloton and was placed 12th with a time of 4’11:08.
“In today’s race, I kept a watch from the early stages on the cyclists in the leading pack and followed them closely,” said Tonton.
He added that he would be out to consolidate his position as leader in three more stages and would have to ride with caution in the mountain stage today from Gemas to Karak, covering 133.7km.
The fifth stage also has three sprint zones.
Tonton’s team-mate Anuar Manan kept the blue jersey even though he failed to pick up a point from the three sprint zones yesterday.
“I intend to continue wearing the blue jersey in the remaining three stages and tomorrow, I will be back getting points to strengthen my position as the sprint leader,” said Anuar, who won the second and third stage of the Tour.
Kuala Lumpur’s Suhardi Hassan continued to be the leading Malaysian rider in the Tour with a fifth-place finish yesterday.
He has now stretched his lead to more than four minutes over the MCF’s Amir Rusli Mustafa.
Stage 4 results
(Batu Pahat-Muar, 178.8km)
Top 10 finishers: 1. Frederick Johansson (Differdange-Apiflo) 4’04:31, 2. Kohei Uchima (Jpn), 3. Tonton Susanto (LeTua) 4’04’34, 4. Lam Kai Tsun (Hkg), 5. Suhardi Hasaan (Kul) 6. Saeditanha Abbas (Islamic Azad University), 7. Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz Petrochemical), 8. Kaushige Kuboki (Jpn), 9. Tomoya Kano (Skil Shimano), 10. Masakazu Ito (Jpn).
Individual (red jersey): 1. Tonton Susanto 15’21:26, 2. Ghader Mizbani 15’21:30, 3. Frederick Johansson 15’23:26, 4. Suhardi Hassan 15’23:31, 5. Saeditanha Abbas 15’23:35, 6. Masakazu Ito 15’23:40, 7. Kohei Uchima 15’26:16, 8. Li Fu Yu (Trek Marco Polo) 15’26:47, 9. Kazushige Kuboki 15’26:48, 10. Marcel Strauss (Stegcomputer-CKT) 15’26:51.
Team: 1. Japan 46’08:59, 2. Tabriz Petrochemical (Iri) 46’18:41, 3. LeTua (Mas) 46’19:48.