Jan 7, 2008

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Race Route Revised

BUKIT JALIL (Dec 31, 2007) – The Organising Committee of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2008, after taking into consideration the views of the participating teams, both local and foreign, and relevant cycling officials, has decided to revise the route for the 13th edition of Asia’s premier cycling race. The dates for the Le Tour remain unchanged and will be staged from Feb 9 to 17, 2008.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said will be informed of the minor changes to the route.

“The organising committee considered all the views and was unanimous in its decision to slightly amend the route. The revised route will follow traditional lines and will be a race of the highest quality, befitting its status as the leading Tour in this part of the world,” said Datuk Naim Mohamad, the Chief Operating Officer of the Le Tour de Langkawi.

"Our technical team responded very positively and were able to design a new route within a short time. We have spoken to the relevant authorities, including the various state Governments, and sponsors and they are all supportive of the change," said Datuk Naim.

All preparations for the Le Tour are well on course for the Feb 9 start in Alor Star. A record 25 teams including Pro Tour, professional continental, continental and Asian teams, will be participating.

"We are currently waiting for the teams to finalise their line-ups and will be announcing them in stages in the weeks leading up to the Tour," said Datuk Naim.

Source : Le Tour de Langkawi 2008

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