Travis McCabe makes it two, Ryan Gibbons makes history
1st MARCH 2017

PUTRAJAYA : WorldTour squad Dimension Data became the first team to win Le Tour de Langkawi on three consecutive editions with three different African riders as neo pro Ryan Gibbons, 22, followed the path of Algeria’s Youcef Reguigui and his compatriot Reinardt Janse van Rensburg from South Africa.

He finished fourth of the conclusive stage in Putrajaya won by Travis McCabe who made it two for Unitedhealthcare after he took stage 2 and regained the points competition as well, throughout the intermediate sprints as he won all three of them. MORE >>

Jakub Mareczko makes it two in Rembau
28th FEBRUARY 2017

REMBAU : Tipped as the hot favourites for the bunch sprint finishes this year, Italy’s Jakub Mareczko of Wilier Triestina became the first rider to win two stages at this year’s Le Tour de Langkawi as claimed stage 7 to Rembau after he opened his season’s account in Pantai Remis on day 3.

He’s unbeaten in Rembau where he took his first ever Malaysian success one year ago and therefore announced himself for filling the shoes of Andrea Guardini who holds the record of stage victories with 22. MORE >>

Enrico Barbin breaks the ice for Bardiani CSF
27th FEBRUARY 2017

MUAR: Just like Mekseb Debesay and Ryan Gibbons in the two previous stages, Italy’s Enrico Barbin opened his professional account at the 2017 Le Tour de Langkawi as he claimed his first victory at the age of 26 in Muar. He outsprinted Australia’s Anthony Giacoppo of IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness and his compatriot Filippo Pozzato from Wilier Triestina to deliver Bardiani CSF’s first win of the year and their first stage victory at LTdL since Marco Canola won solo in Kuantan in 2012. MORE >>

Ryan Gibbons, the breakthrough
26th FEBRUARY 2017

KUALA KUBU BHARU : Race leader Ryan Gibbons of Dimension Data claimed his first pro victory at the end of stage 5 of the 22nd Le Tour de Langkawi in Kuala Kubu Baru where he outsprinted stage 3 winner Jakub Mareczko and stage 2 winner Travis McCabe. The 22 year old South African also increased his lead in the overall ranking from 11 to 23 seconds over Australia’s Cameron Bayly as he also collected two seconds bonus on the way.

“Getting second on stage 1, that was a sense of achievement but today my first pro win is more a relief than anything else and I’m just so happy to finally get a win for the team and also for myself”, Gibbons commented. MORE >>

Debesay torments Cameron in the Cameron Highlands
25th FEBRUARY 2017

CAMERON HIGHLANDS : Dimension Data continued its winning streak with Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay coming first atop the mythical Cameron Highlands, beating Australia’s Cameron Bayly by the length of a bike while Ryan Gibbons, third on the line only four seconds later, retained the yellow jersey and therefore gave the South African outfit a good chance to become the first team to win three Le Tour de Langkawi in a row after Youcef Reguigui and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg did so in 2015 and 2016. MORE >>

Jakub Mareczko avenges Filippo Pozzato in stage 3
24th FEBRUARY 2017

PANTAI REMIS : Jakub “Kuba” Mareczko gave Wilier Triestina their first victory of the 2017 season in stage 3 of Le Tour de Langkawi at Pantai Remis the day after his team-mate Filippo Pozzato came close. The diminutive Italian outsprinted stage 1 winner Scott Sunderland who moved into the lead of the points classification whereas Ryan Gibbons of South Africa retained the yellow jersey ahead of the queen stage to the Cameron Highlands.

“Finally I broke the ice”, Mareczko commented. “The whole team was dedicated to bring me to victory." MORE >>

Travis McCabe ruins Gibbons and Pozzato's dreams
23rd FEBRUARY 2017

GERIK : American outfit Unitedhealthcare continued its winning streak at Le Tour de Langkawi with Travis McCabe outsprinting Filippo Pozzato and Ryan Gibbons who became the new race leader on the slightly downhill finish in Gerik in the state of Perak in northern Malaysia. They previously won a stage in 2014 with Bradley White and in 2016 with John Murphy.

Exactly like Murphy one year ago, McCabe lined up at LTdL fresh from a stage win at the Herald Sun Tour in Australia. “We came here with the ambition to win”, the American sprinter said at the post-race press conference. MORE >>

Scott Sunderland suggests Azizul Hasni Awang could also win at LTdL
22nd FEBRUARY 2017

KUALA TERENGGANU : Former keirin rider Scott Sunderland from Australia won stage 1 of the 2017 Le Tour de Langkawi in Kuala Terengganu and thus followed the path of Dutchman Theo Bos who also successfully made the transition from sprinting on the track to sprinting on the road.

He made IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness’ first appearance to LTdL a big coup as he fended off South Africa’s Ryan Gibbons who is sensational recruit for WorldTour giants Dimension Data while Italian rivals Nicolas Marini of Nippo-Vini Fantini and Jakub Mareczko of Willier Triestina surrendered in third and fourth places. MORE >>

Top riders ready to strike Kuala Terengganu
21st FEBRUARY 2017

Cycling superstar Filippo Pozzato and up and coming sprinter Jakub Mareczko (Willier Triestina), GC contender Jacques Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data), Colombian prodigy Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli) and local hero Anuar Manan (Terengganu TSG) attended the top riders pre-race press conference in Kuala Terengganu ahead of the 22nd edition of Le Tour de Langkawi due to start in Kuala Berang on Wednesday 22 February. MORE >>

Filippo Pozzato, a star among new faces
18th FEBRUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM: As he received the entry form of Italian outfit Willier Triestina, Le Tour de Langkawi chief executive officer Emir Abdul Jalal was full of joy with the addition of Filippo Pozzato along with up and coming sprinter Jakub Mareczko.

“This is a real coup for our event”, Emir explained. “Pozzato is one of the true stars of world’s cycling, not only because of his look but moreover because of his records. He’s a stage winner in every single Grand Tour: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. He also the winner of the 2006 Milan-Sanremo, a race in which he made the top ten again just one year ago. It means he’s still very competitive and he’ll deliver a great show here in Malaysia. It reminds of the times when we were welcoming world class heroes like Gianni Bugno with Mapei, Jens Voigt or Stuart O’Grady with Crédit Agricole.” MORE >>

Three More Sponsors On Board To Ensure A Smooth LTdL 2017
17th FEBRUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM: Le Tour de Langkawi 2017 today rolled on with three more sponsors coming on board to ensure a smoother ride when Asia's biggest cycling event gets underway from February 22 to March 1.

Sea Tackle Sdn Bhd, the distributor of Inno Rack will make their debut as sponsors, providing 60 units of roof racks for team cars, the race cavalcade, radio communications and neutral service cars. MORE >>

BMW Group Malaysia is the Official Automotive Partner of Le Tour de Langkawi Malaysia 2017
13th FEBRUARY 2017

Premium automaker supports Asia's premier cycling stage race with a fleet of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad vehicles and is the White Jersey Sponsor for the Best Asian Rider.

KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Group Malaysia and Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) today announced the appointment of the premium automaker as the Official Automotive Partner of the Le Tour de Langkawi Malaysia competition for the year 2017. MORE >>

KOM: THERE WILL BE A NEW KING AT LTDL
CellMaxx® brand of products adds a GREENER touch to the Tour

10th FEBRUARY 2017

PUTRAJAYA : The second most popular jersey at the Tour de France after the yellow one of race leader is the polka dot, as general public is amazed by the climbers. Le Tour de Langkawi might be most famous for its sprinting competition but the King of the Mountains is always praised for its achievements as well.

Recently awarded with the ultimate recognition for SMEs as one of the fastest moving companies in Malaysia, Maxxima Health Sciences (M) Sdn Bhd (Maxxima) through its multi-award winning product (CellMaxx®) made a bold move to support The Ministry of Youth and Sports by sponsoring the King of the Mountain jersey for Le Tour de Langkawi (LTDL) 2017. MORE >>

TERENGGANU'S BACK ON THE ROUTE MAP AND A MORE EXCITING RACE ON THE CARDS
8th FEBRUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM: Terengganu's hosting of the grand start, along with the opening two stages and a triple climb heading into the Stage 7 finish in Rembau marks an even better remapped route for the 22nd edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL), set to be held between February 22 and March 1.

In reality, the new route isn't too much of a shift from the initial route announced in January, with among other significant changes being the redirection of Stage 5 due to the unavailability of the Dataran Merdeka due to Federal Territories Day celebrations being held there. MORE >>

20 TEAMS FROM ALL CONTINENTS FOR THE 22ND LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI
31st JANUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM : All continents will be represented at the 22nd Le Tour de Langkawi to be held from February 22 to March 1st from Kuala Terengganu on the east coast of the peninsula to Putrajaya, the home of the Malaysian government.

With the extension of the WorldTour to 37 events, we’ve faced new challenges in our process of inviting teams but we’re glad to announce that once again, the whole world will be looking at Malaysia during our event”, LTdL chief executive officer Emir Abdul Jalal declared. MORE >>
A NEW HISTORY TO BE WRITTEN ON TEAL JERSEY
23th JANUARY 2017

KUALA LUMPUR : Fans attending the post-stages podium ceremonies of Le Tour de Langkawi will continue to cheer for the international race and their favourite cyclists from February 22 to March 1st. Partnering with BSN as one of the main sponsors, Teal remains the colour of speed – the Sprint Champion Jersey, one of the 4 jerseys up for grab throughout the race. MORE >>

34 TEAMS THRONG PULAU INDAH 180
15th JANUARY 2017

PULAU INDAH : Over 1,000 amateur cyclists from all walks of life converged in Pulau Indah for the first 180 kilometre cycling event of 2017 in conjunction with the upcoming Le Tour de Langkawi, scheduled to be held from 22 February to 1 March 2017. MORE >>

ISOWHEY SPORTS SWISSWELLNESS READY FOR DEBUT AT LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI
AFTER STRONG SHOWING AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

13th JANUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM : Newly crowned New Zealand champion Joe Cooper is set to headline the IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness team at Le Tour de Langkawi from February 22 to March 1st along with Cameron Bayly who came fourth behind three WorldTour riders (Miles Scotson of BMC, Simon Gerrans of Orica-Scott and Nathan Haas of Dimension Data) at the Australian championship held last Sunday in Ballarat, Victoria. MORE >>
DIMENSION DATA ON THE HUNT FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED HAT-TRICK AT LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI
4th JANUARY 2017

SHAH ALAM : South Africa’s Dimension Data is the first World Tour team to have signed up for the 22nd Le Tour de Langkawi set to take place in Malaysia from February 22nd to March 1st. MORE >>

THE TOUGHEST TEST YET FOR LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI
22 DECEMBER 2016

PUTRAJAYA: The 22nd edition of Le Tour de Langakawi (LTdL) from 22nd February to 1st March 2017 will truly be seen as a year when the most evident switch towards the future of Asia biggest cycling event being secured, apart from the usual business of an exciting eight stages of racing on the cards. MORE >>

 

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