Monday, January 24, 2011

Le Tour de Langkawi

Langkawi Le Tour

Le Tour de Langkawi which starts on the Island of Langkawi and ends at Kuala Lumpur is my first time experiencing this in 2011.

I flew down to Langkawi on the 22nd January to witness this unique bicycling race and it is my first time seeing the race live from the start to the finish.

Starting at the Dataran Helang (Eagle Square) in Kuah town, the race went through a scenic Langkawi passing various villages, fields, beaches and rainforest roads.

The race eventually ended in Kuah Town where 23 teams from around the world took part in the 2011 Le Tour de Langkawi.

Le Tour de Langkawi 

Photo Le Tour De Langkawi
Le Tour De Langkawi Photo
As I was under a third party contractor covering a certain brand involved here, I was fortunate enough to get close to the racers and team before the start of the race.

For the record, the race starts in Langkawi Island as the first stage and then moves to the main land to make their way down to the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Racers will be heading from town to town using the inner trunk roads with beautiful scenery while challenging stages include climbing Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands.

Here are some of the various pictures taken during the Tour De Langkawi stage on the 23rd January 2011 during my 24-hour visit to this beautiful island. Click on the pictures to see them in Full Size.

Photos of Le Tour de Langkawi


Team Malaysia Le Tour De Langkawi
Team Malaysia at Tour De Langkawi 2011

Japanese Team Le Tour De Langkawi
Team Japan before the start

Starting of Le Tour De Langkawi
Riders coming out on the first corner at the starting point

Police Motorbikes Malaysia
Police Outriders discuss strategy

Le Tour De Langkawi Cyclist
One of the corners at a local village in Langkawi

Race Le Tour De Langkawi
Le Tour De Langkawi Race
Teams Le Tour De Langkawi
Teams group up after the race

Riders Le Tour De Langkawi
Andrea Guardini Stage One Winner

Le Tour Langkawi Photos
Racers crossing the finishing line

Winners Le Tour De Langkawi
Winners for Stage One in the Tour De Langkawi 2011

For Stage One of the Le Tour de Langkawi, the weather was perfect with clear blue skies and all racers completed the circuit in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

There were hardly any bubbles throughout the race as all teams were up to their pace.

As the race has moved to the mainland of Malaysia, we look forward to more excitement during the hill climbs. Hopefully, I can provide you more pictures during this event. Follow the links below for more updates.

Final Thoughts on Le Tour de Langkawi

You can get more information on Tour de Langkawi from Wikipedia. If you are a fan, you can get updated on the radio, news and also the main website as they update the results regularly. 

There are also some live feeds available during the cycling event held yearly, while I will only be covering some of the stages during the Le Tour de Langkawi in this article. 

7 comments:

Jenica Cheong said...

Great blog!

snooki said...

alright you are covering LTDL 2011, wait til you reach Genting Highlands

anaklangkawi said...

Great pictures & nice blog
http://langkawi-updates.blogspot.com/

tinie said...

VERY GOOD COVERAGE AND A GOOD WAY TO PROMOTE MALAYSIA.THUMBS UP, DAVID!

ana said...

awesome job of promoting malaysia here. keep up the good work!!

David Jr said...

Thanks all. Hoped to cover the Tour De Langkawi daily but all I got was Langkawi-Genting-KL. So, I'll make the best of it.

David

Christy said...

This is a very much publicied race, and some of my friends were vying to participate in the race too!~
This is a very informative and interesting blog!~ =)