Cycling Families: Le Tour de Langkawi

Here at VeloVoices I’ve been seriously seeking siblings. It’s quite amazing how many sets of brothers are riding in the professional peloton, often on the same team. Actually, it’s not. Read any racer’s biography and he’ll often cite an older brother who raced as his inspiration to take up cycling. That older brother may or may not have gone on to race professionally but either way he’ll have sent his younger sibling along the competitive path.

Scanning the start list of Le Tour de Langkawi I thought I’d hit pay dirt when I noticed two sets of brothers, one of whom were related to last year’s runner-up. So allow me to present firstly the Italian Locatelli fratellli and then the Colombian hermanos Nino Corredor.

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Tour de Langkawi stage 6 review

Androni Giocattoli’s Jose Serpa beat Victor Nino at the end of the Tour de Langkawi‘s queen stage to claim victory for the second consecutive day and also the yellow jersey on a punishing climb into the Genting Highlands. It was the fourth time the Colombian climber has contested the stage to Genting – and the fourth time he has won it. The 2009 overall winner now holds a commanding lead in the general classification. With four flat stages left to complete, he is set to become only the second two-time winner of the race when it finishes on Sunday.

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