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LTdL set for June comeback after last year’s cancellation

LTdL set for June comeback after last year’s cancellation

Make it great: Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (right) officiating the LTdL 2022 Route Introduction ceremony. — Bernama IPOH: The country’s…

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Make it great: Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (right) officiating the LTdL 2022 Route Introduction ceremony. — Bernama IPOH: The country’s premier cycling tour race – Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) – is set to return in June this year after being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that five teams had registered so far and more than 20, including 18 from abroad, had said they were ready to participate in the race.

“We have set the rule that all participants must be vaccinated or they will face problems entering our country. In fact, they (international participants) may even face a problem flying out of their country,” he said after officiating the LTdL 2022 Route Introduction ceremony yesterday.

According to Ahmad Faizal, the 26th edition of the UCI ProSeries status competition was scheduled to be held from June 11-18, with the route spanning 1,183km involving eight stages around areas in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah and Langkawi.

He said although the pandemic had not fully subsided, the ministry, event organiser Human Voyage and the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) had decided to go ahead with the 2022 competition to continue the tradition of LTdL as the country’s most prestigious cycling tour.

Asked about the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the race, Faizal said it was possible that the ministry would provide some flexibility as the country transitioned towards the endemic phase, and all […]

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