Le Tour de Langkawi LTdL 2019, Asia’s premier multiple-stage race, the brain child of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed which made it first debut in 1996 to place Malaysia on the world sporting and tourism map. named after the jewel island of Langkawi, a UNESCO World Geopark status island located off the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Back then, the race started off with a modest UCI-status of 2.6. LTdL has since evolved to become Malaysia’s biggest cycling competition and steadily raised its status to become Asia’s biggest race which has been upgraded to its current 2.0Hors Class, recognised and sanctioned by the UCI and UCI Asia Tour. LTdL is also considered as one of the world’s exciting races outside of Europe, attracting top teams from the World Tour, Pro Continental as well as Continental and national teams from Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
This year, LTdL 2019 promise to stage an even more exciting race for both riders and spectators alike with the entourage heading back to Langkawi for the penultimate and final stage. A total of 132 riders from 22 Teams from Europe, Asia Pacific, East and Southeast Asia, North America and South Africa are set to battle it out this year in the 8-day race to be held from 6 to 13th April 2019.