PETALING JAYA: The Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) next year will not be taking place.
Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) president Datuk Abu Samah Wahab said they have called off the race because of the Covid-19 situation.
Abu Samah said the decision was made on Monday after a meeting with the stakeholders and on the advise of the Youth and Sports Ministry not to go ahead with the hosting next year.
“As the rightsholder for the race, we will notify the International Cycling Union (UCI) as soon as possible and all teams who have been invited of this decision, ” said Abu Samah. “Time is also running short for us to finalise the race next year because of the Covid-19 uncertainties, so everyone in the meeting came to an agreement to only hold the event in 2022.”
LTdL is one of the prestigious road cycling event in Asia and has been held annually since 1996.
The race became part of the new UCI ProSeries this year and Mohd Harrif Saleh, representing Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG), made headlines when he bagged two stage wins.
Harrif is only the second Malaysian to record a stage victory in the prestigious race after Anuar Manan’s success in 2010.
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