KUALA LUMPUR – Pulau Langkawi will be removed as one of the venues in Asia’s premier cycling tour, Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) next year.
Chief Executive Officer of Le Tour de Langkawi, Emir Abdul Jalal said that the legendary island that was confirmed to be back in the tournament. However, ruled out the map after it was informed that the grant assistance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will be reduced.
The cost of entry and exit to Langkawi about RM1.5 million. We are in an effort to reduce costs, so the cost of the island we can use to improve the quality of the competition.
Because I think we need to give priority to the quality rather than the route beforehand.
Le Tour de Langkawi 2017 edition will take place on February 22 until March 1 next year, but the route to match eight stages it has not been decided.
At the same time, the Emir stressed that the reduction provisions did not affect the race and stay for eight days as planned.
“The only possible route in the first stage we will change depending on the state to provide sponsorship in conjunction with the state visit, but we have not specified any further,” he said.
Source : Internet