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Old 11-01-12, 08:01
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I probably knew about this race about 10 years, long before I followed cycling or knew anything about pro cycling. I remember the start of the stage race was held at the city I was living in, Penang. I remember watching the first few stages of that year and that a stage was neutralised because vehicles were allowed on the road
After that I stopped following it, then in 2009 I started watching pro cycling seriously. I believed tour de Langkawi was an absolutely crap race contested by mediocore Asian riders. However, I heard Harmon talking about it and he was mentioning that it was one of the best races in Asia with a monster climb (genting highlands). I have been there and I thought it was a really mild hill and didn't believe what he said. But when I looked at the profile I was shocked. Never would I have believed that malaysia would have such a hard climb with 20km in length. I know it is considered very mild compared to the alps and the pyrenees but it really surprised me.


I also realised that very good riders from the european peloton were competiting in the race and I was shocked by the riders who have won the race
(rujano, serpa, horner, danielson, charteau)
I realised that this was a pretty good race and I have developed an interest in it.
It is also one of the few races near where I live. The other one is the OCBC Singapore criterium but that is a boring flat criterium, although I watched a bit of it on TV and there were good teams like greenEDGE and farnese vini.
I really intend to make the trip to malaysia and watch some real cycling action on the genting highlands one year when I'm free.
It will be a great opportunity for me as it is very hard to watch really good pro cycling live outside areas like europe, australia or USA.
So it really seems like a pretty nice race to me so lets have a discussion on this race.
And tell me what you know and like about this race.
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Old 11-01-12, 08:14
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I like it because Serpa owns it.

Course for 2013 is supposed to have a couple more interesting stages in addition to the Genting and Cameron MTFs.

Wonder how long before the live coverage comes.
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Old 11-01-12, 08:15
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I like it because Serpa owns it.

Course for 2013 is supposed to have a couple more interesting stages in addition to the Genting and Cameron MTFs.

Wonder how long before the live coverage comes.
Really wow that will be pretty awesome with cameron highlands
Been there before too but do you know how hard is the climb?
I remember cameron highlands has a pretty high altitude.
Well I think there was live coverage when I was living in malaysia quite a few years ago. I think it is on the local tv, or cable can't remember.
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Old 11-01-12, 08:23
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Does ESPNSTAR still show this?
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Old 11-01-12, 08:40
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Really wow that will be pretty awesome with cameron highlands
Been there before too but do you know how hard is the climb?
I remember cameron highlands has a pretty high altitude.
Well I think there was live coverage when I was living in malaysia quite a few years ago. I think it is on the local tv, or cable can't remember.
It's not as hard as Genting, 20km @ 5% or something.
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Old 11-02-12, 12:20
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What about Mt Kinabalu in Sabah.I don't think Tour De Langkawi has been there but it's something like 50k though not all uphill.
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Old 02-09-13, 08:49
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2013 Provisional start lists

Garmin-Sharp
Koldo Fernandez de Larrea (Spa)
Nathan Haas (Aus)
Raymond Kreder (Ned)
Lachlan Morton (Aus)
Peter Stetina (USA)
Steele Von Hoff (Aus)

Astana Pro Team
Andrea Gaurdini (Ita)
Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz)
Assan Bazayev (Kaz)
Arman Kamshev (Kaz)
Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)
Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz)

Orica-GreenEdge
Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu)
Luke Durbridge (Aus)
Aidis Kruopis (Ltu)
Travis Meyer (Aus)
Cameron Meyer (Aus)
Pieter Weening (Ned)

Blanco Pro Cycling Team
Theo Bos (Ned)
Graeme Brown (Aus)
Jetse Bol (Ned)
Thomas Leezer (Ned)
Jos van Emden (Ned)
Marc Goos (Ned)

Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Gianluca Brambilla (Ita)
Andrew Fenn (GBr)
Michal Golas (Pol)
Serge Pauwels (Bel)
Pieter Serry (Bel)
Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa)

Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
Francesco Chicchi (Ita)
Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita)
Stefano Borchi (Ita)
Michele Merlo (Ita)
Yonathan Monsalve (Ven)
Jano Sano (Jap)

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
Jake Keough (USA)
Aldo Ilesic (Slo)
Robert Förster (Ger)
Jeffry Louder (USA)
Jonathan Clarke (Aus)
Lucas Euser (USA)

Champion System Pro Cycling Team
Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas)
Chad Beyer (USA)
Chris Butler (USA)
Gregor Gazdova (Slo)
Craig Lewis (USA)
Fabian Schnaidt (Ger)

Team Europcar
Yukiya Arashiro (Jap)
Bryan Coquard (Fra)
Cyril Gautier (Fra)
Perrig Quemeneur (Fra)
Kévin Reza (Fra)
Pierre Rolland (Fra)

Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven)
Carlos José Ochoa (Ven)
Jackson Rodriguez (Ven)
Omar Bertazzo (Ita)
Patrick Facchini (Ita)
Diego Rosa (Ita)

MTN-Qhubeka
Dennis van Niekerk (RSA)
Jacques Janse van Rensberg (RSA)
Jani Tewelde Weldegabir (Eri)
Meron Russom (Eri)
Sergio Pardilla (Spa)
Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay (Eth)

Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Anuar Manan (Mas)
Dene Thomas Rogers (NZl)
Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus)
Dan Craven (Nab)
John Ebsen (Den)
David Clarke (GBr)

Tabriz Petrochemical Team
Hossein Askari (IRI)
Hossein Nateghi (IRI)

Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI)
Saeid Safarzadeh (IRI)
Alireza Asgharzadeh (IRI)
Amir Kolahdozhagh (IRI)

RTS Racing Team
Ng Yong Li (Mas)
Jang SunJae (Kor)
Victor Nino Corredor (Col)
Vidal Celis Zabala (Spa)
Fredy Gonzalez (Col)
Oscar Pujol (Spa)

Terengganu Cycling Team
Mohd Harrif Salleh (Mas)
Mohd Zamri Salleh (Mas)
Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi (Mas)
Nur Amirull Fakhruddin Mazuki (Mas)
Mohammad saufi Mat Senan (Mas)
Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas)

OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
Sea Keong Loh (Mas)
Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas)
Josaphus Thomas Rabou (Ned)
Junrong Ho (Sin)
Chang Ee Timothy Lim (Sin)
Ji Wen Low (Sin)

Team Nippo-De Rosa
Julian David Arrendondo Moreno (Col)
Fortunato Baliani (Ita)
Shinichi Fukushima (Jap)
Manabu Ishibashi (Jap)
Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg)
Tanzou Tokuda (Jap)

Aisan Racing Team
Takeaki Ayebe (Jap)
Taiji Ni****ani (Jap)
Kazuhiro Mori (Jap)
Yasuharu Nakajima (Jap)
Shinpei Fukuda (Jap)
Masakazu Ito (Jap)

KSPO
Sung Baek Park (Kor)
Seung Woo Choi (Kor)
Joon Yong Seo (Kor)
Sung Yeon Je (Kor)
Ji Min Jung (Kor)
Soon Young Kwon (Kor)

Hengxiang Cycling Team
Wang Meiyin (Chn)
Li Fuyu (Chn)
Xing Fu (Chn)
Liu Yilin (Chn)
Liu Jianpeng (Chn)
Wang Bo (Chn)

Malaysia National Team
Mohamad Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas)
Amir Mustafa Rusli (Mas)
Muhamad Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas)
Mohd Nor Rizuan Zainal (Mas)
Ahmad Fakhrullah Alias (Mas)
Yusrizal Usoff (Mas)

Indonesia National Team
Aiman Cahyadi (Ina)

Dadi Suryadi (Ina)
Hari Fitrianto (Ina)
Wijaya Endra (Ina)

Manulang Robin (Ina)
Fatahilah Abdulah (Ina)
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Old 02-09-13, 09:18
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Can't see more than a couple wins for Guardini this time.
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Can't see more than a couple wins for Guardini this time.
He' ll face some serious competition from Bos.
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He' ll face some serious competition from Bos.
Don't forget Coquard
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