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Putrajaya – Less budget will not affect 2017 Le Tour de Langkawi


Reduction allocation from the government will not affect the prestige of the race Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2017 which will be opened on February 22 next year.

Chief Executive Officer Ciclista Sports Sdn. Bhd., Emir Abdul Jalal representing the organizers Le Tour de Langkawi 2017, said the situation is actually not prevent them from bringing in more troops Pro Tour compared to last year’s edition.

Moreover, he adds, one of four Team Pro Tour targeted also confirmed their participation.

However, to ensure that all expenditures balanced, Emir explained, it may be forced to reduce the number of entries Pro Continental team.

“When we heard about the cuts (provision), it will make the organization of Le Tour de Langkawi 2017 as the most difficult in the history since we organized it.

“When asked about the participation of Pro Tour teams, it is related costs. When the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) reduce provisions, we still have to maintain prestige.

“We try to provide a budget to bring in more troops Pro Tour, but will probably reduce the number of participating teams Pro Continental team and the rest of Asia.

By the Le Tour de Langkawi 2017 competition, all riders will through eight stages of the race, which started and ended in Kuala Terengganu in Putrajaya with a total route of 1,225 kilometers.

New continental teams registered, Sapura Cycling Team is also expected to make their debut as well as to provide competition to the Terengganu Cycling Team, the Malaysian national squad and NSC-Mycron on the 2.HC race status.

Edition last year, KBS LTDL received grants amounting to RM11 million of the total organization of which cost nearly RM15.5 million.

Source : Internet

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