LTdL stays as Pro Series for next three years

PETALING JAYA: The Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) will remain as a Pro Series competition until 2025.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) management committee approved the application of the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) for LTdL on Wednesday.

MNCF vice-president Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill, who is also the UCI management committee member, said it was a unanimous decision made to retain the Pro Series status.

“During the meeting, I emphasised that the Le Tour de Langkawi is one of the long-standing Tours in Asia and a prominent one too, in addition to being instrumental in the development of cycling in the region and world.

“Therefore, it is important that the Pro Series status is retained,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Pro Series, which was introduced in 2020 is the second-tier of the men’s elite road cycling Tour, just below the UCI World Tour.

The status was awarded to the LTdL for a three-year period from 2020-2022. Races are re-evaluated in the third year for re-accreditation for the next three years.

MNCF submitted their application in July for assessment.

This year’s LTdL will take place from Oct 11-18 with a confirmed participation of six World Tour teams including UAE Team Emirates, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Cofidis, EF Education-Easypost and Astana Qazaqstan Team.

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