After much deliberation, Malaysia’s annual pro cycling tour – Le Tour de Langkawi has been postponed to April 6-13 from the initial dates of March 24-31.
“The cabinet took the decision to set the dates for LTdL after LIMA 19 because both are international events that prior to this had a clash of dates in Langkawi,”Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
“The Prime Minister views this matter seriously, because he is the man behind both these events, which are his brainchild, and he wanted to ensure that both events are carried out smoothly,” continued the Sports Minister.
“We also want widespread media coverage carried out live involving the international media as well, such as Al-Jazeera, which will need to use helicopters and drones, and when LIMA takes place, the airspace over Langkawi is under tight scrutiny and control.” he added.
NSTP Sport had reported before this that this year’s LTdL which was initially scheduled for March 24-31 should not be postponed because it would lead to a lot of other issues and problems for the participating racing teams, especially international outfits who have already confirmed their participation and made the necessary early preparations.
Speaking further, Syed Saddiq said that the matter has already been informed to the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) and the organisers, Human Voyage (M) Sdn Bhd.