Oct 5, 2016


YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia addresses the guests and media.

YB Khairy officiates the launch of Jelajah Malaysia 2016.
KUALA LUMPUR, Thursday, 15th September 2016 : The Jelajah Malaysia returns with it's 2016 edition set to feature 20 teams from throughout the Asia Pacific region in a five-stage race scheduled from October 18 to 22 covering six states on Peninsula Malaysia.

Leading the charge this time will be Malaysia's top team Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG), who are currently fifth in the UCI Asia Tour overall teams rankings and will be taking on some of the best teams in the continental series in the form of star-studded United Arab Emirates outfit Skydive Dubai, Iran's Pishgaman team, South Korea's KSPO and Indonesia's Pegasus Cycling Team.

In all, eight of the 21 teams that make up the start list of this edition of Asia's oldest cycling tour, with Malaysia also represented by the NSC-Mycron team, the Malaysian national team, Armed Forces, PDRM, KLCA, Terengganu and Kedah.

Making their Jelajah Malaysia debuts will be Laos-registered UCI Continental team Black Inc Cycling Team, Australia's Data #3 Cisco and Indonesia's KFC Cycling Team, with the Indonesian national team making their return alongside the Hong Kong national team, Japan's Kinan Cycling Team, 7 Eleven Sava RVP of the Philippines and Tabriz Shadari of Iran.

Launched by Youth and Sports Minister Yang Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar today, the race will bring the peloton from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur through Selangor, Kelantan, Perak, Terengganu and Pahang, visiting 10 different start and finish venues along the way.

Organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF), with endorsement of the Youth and Sports Ministry and the National Sports Council (NSC), this edition of the Jelajah Malaysia is again managed by Peloton Resources with Gerakan Belia Gagasan 1Malaysia (GBG1M) as event partner.

The Jelajah Malaysia 2016 is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.2 status event on the UCI Asia Tour calendar and aims to be a platform for the overall development of cycling in the region.

Jelajah Malaysia is Asia's first international cycling stage race, initiated by the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) upon its establishment by founder Mr Gurchan Singh Gill in 1963 as a platform for the training and preparation of Asian cyclists competing in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo.


STAGE 1, 18 Oct 2016 :        Kuala Lumpur – Ipoh (206.6km)
STAGE 2, 19 Oct 2016 :        Infoternak Sungai Siput – Brinchang (108.7km)
STAGE 3, 20 Oct 2016 :        Gua Musang – Pasir Puteh (163km)
STAGE 4, 21 Oct 2016 :        Machang – Gong Badak (124.8km)
STAGE 5, 22 Oct 2016 :        Kemaman – Kuala Terengganu (147.1km)


The jerseys in contention being presented.
YB Khairy Jamaluddin answers questions from the media.

Feb 12, 2016


Watch out for Erik Baska

Tinkoff at the 2015 team presentation

SHAH ALAM, 12 February 2016 - World Tour outfit Tinkoff will catch a lot of attention when they’ll go on stage in Alor Setar for the teams presentation on the eve of stage 1 of the 21st Le Tour de Langkawi set to kick off from Kangar (Perlis) on February 24 and come to a conclusion in historical Malacca on March 2nd.

Russian veterans Pavel Brutt, 34, and Evgeny Petrov, 37, will be the guides for Slovakian young sprinters Erik Baska and Michael Kolar as well as Danish GC contender Jesper Hansen who finished sixth at Le Tour de Langkawi last year before he claimed the Tour of Norway overall.

Baska is a new name in professional cycling. He joined the Russian squad after he won the u23 European championship last year. He collected his first encouraging result as a pro last week as he finished ninth in the last stage of the Dubai Tour in a bunch sprint won by Marcel Kittel ahead of Elia Viviani and Mark Cavendish, all world class fast finishers.

“It’s been great to be able to sprint with those guys”, Baska explained. “The Dubai Tour was my first pro race after I already learned a lot from the experienced riders of the Tinkoff team at a training camp in the Canary Islands. It was also a perfect preparation for me ahead of Le Tour de Langkawi, which is a race I’m really looking forward to.”

The 22 year old got to know a lot of details about the Malaysian event from his compatriot Kolar who made seven top 10 in 2014 and finished third in the conclusive stage of LTdL in Kuala Lumpur last year. “I know it’s a great event for sprinters and I’m also a sprinter, that’s how I won the European championship from a group of approximately fifty riders last year”, Baska said.

At the continental meet in Tartu, Estonia, he was advised by Adam Szabo who is now the coach for Malaysian continental team Terengganu (TSG). Baska, Kolar and Szabo come from the entourage of current world champion and cycling super star Peter Sagan.

“I can’t say if I’m the new Sagan or not but I’m determined to learn my job by supporting him when I’ll get a chance to race with him”, added Baska who hails from 50km away from Sagan’s native town Zilina. The Tinkoff team will be directed at LTdL by another Slovakian, Jan Valach, who recently joined the Russian organization.

“It’s fantastic for us to welcome Tinkoff once again”, commented the CEO of Le Tour de Langkawi Emir Abdul Jalal. “We were the first HC race to give them a start in 2007 and Brutt took their first ever victory in Seremban. They’ve grown a lot since but they haven’t forgotten what Malaysia did for them when they were looking for invitations. I’m grateful to team manager Stefano Feltrin for that. I also believe Tinkoff can be very successful at our event this year.”


Pavel Brutt (Rus), Michael Gogl (Aut), Jesper Hansen (Den), Michael Kolar (Svk), Erik Baska (Svk), Evgeny Petrov (Rus).

Organised by Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd, the 21st edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from 24 February to 2 March, 2016 is set to cover more than 1,100km over 8 stages, the UCI 2.HC (hors category) race featuring again as one of the biggest events on the UCI Asia Tour calendar.

Feb 11, 2016


(L-R) : Mr Shahiruddin Seeni Mohamad (Director Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd), Mr Amir Ramlan (Marketing Executive K-Colly), Mr Omar Lokman (CEO LA Genius), Mr Mohd Nazim Ismail (Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications Ar-Rahnu), Mr Micheal Tong (representative for NSK Trade City/HOD Cavalcade LTdL2016), Mr Mohd Nezzam Abd Malik (representative for Tourism Melaka) and Mr Emir Abdul Jalal (CEO LTdL 2016).
SHAH ALAM, 12 February 2016 - Le Tour de Langkawi's popular cavalcade returns in the 21st edition of the race from February 24 to March 2, with five newcomers set to make their presence felt.

The five new companies - Farzuan Richglobal Sdn Bhd (K-Colly), LA Genius Sdn Bhd, Rakyat Management Services Sdn Bhd (Ar-Rahnu X'Change), NSK Trade City Sdn Bhd and Tourism Melaka - officially presented their sponsorship in a ceremony held today.

In receiving the sponsorship, LTdL chief executive officer Emir Abdul Jalal welcomes all new sponsors to LTdL family, “After a year absence, the fan-favorite LTdL Cavalcade returns to entertain our supporters along the race route. Apart from our main sponsors, this year we have five new companies that will add more color to the convoy. I would like to thank all of them for their support,“

“The Cavalcade convoy is as important as the race itself, and the sponsors identify the significance of LTdL as a platform to raise awareness and promote their brand or product. The event constantly attracts attention and receives wide media coverage so I believe that with the partnership with LTdL will bring them the exposure that they seek. ” he added.

The convoy for LTdL 2016 cavalcade of cars decorated with sponsors’ liveries and colors will depart an hour prior to the start of the race and arrive at the finish an hour before the scheduled finish of every stage. A variety of souvenirs for the fans will be distributed along the route of the race by the convoy's entourage.

Organised by Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd, the 21st edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) from 24 February to 2 March, 2016 is set to cover more than 1,100km over 8 stages, the UCI 2.HC (hors category) race featuring again as one of the biggest events on the UCI Asia Tour calendar.