The ten-day Tour de Langkawi reached its halfway stage today and saw the yellow jersey change hands for the first time since David Zabriskie dominated the opening time trial. Drapac Cycling’s Darren Longthorne holds a useful but far from impregnable 37-second lead heading in to tomorrow’s queen stage, which should decide the final general classification.
Malaysia is a country of just 28 million inhabitants (less than half the UK’s population). It is only the 43rd-most populous nation in the world, but the 29th-largest economy. Continue reading →
Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia is one of Asia’s biggest cycling events, attracting competitors and teams from around the globe. This year, its 17th edition, takes place over ten days from Friday 24th February until Sunday 4th March. The race is organised by Malaysia’s National Sports Council in collaboration with the Malaysian National Cycling Federation.
Following swiftly on from the Tour of Qatar, the Tour of Oman further expands cycling’s geographical and commercial boundaries in the Middle East, provides the peloton with more racing in a temperate climate and furnishes a parcours – and geography – in stark contrast to sandy Qatar. In only its third edition, the Tour of Qatar will again play host to some of the cycling world’s biggest stars such as former winner Fabian Cancellara, and former stage winners Matt Goss and Mark Cavendish. Continue reading →