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Published: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 9:19:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 10:00:32 PM

Team KSPO pull out of LTdL after rider's death

KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea’s Team KSPO have pulled out of next week’s Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) after their rider Youm Jung-hwan died due to a heart attack during training in Seoul Wednesday morning.

LTdL chief operating officer Emir Abdul Jalal said Team KSPO made the decision as a mark of respect to the late Jung-hwan.

“Our deepest condolences go to Jung-hwan’s family and Team KSPO. This is a big loss to the sport, particularly to Asian cycling and to our race.

“As a mark of respect, we will also not be adding any team to replace KSPO’s slot in the LTdL although there are a number of teams on the waiting list. We will start the race with 21 teams instead of 22,” said Emir on Wednesday.

Jung-hwan, 29, last competed in the LTdL with the Seoul Cycling Team in 2012, where he finished 24th overall. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: cycling, LTdL, Le Tour de Langkawi, Team KSPO, Youm Jung-hwan

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