Dec 17, 2015


SHAH ALAM : The 21st Le Tour de Langkawi will take place from February 24 to March 2nd, 2016, as updated on the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) calendar yesterday. The 2.HC race was originally scheduled from March 6 to 13.

“We requested a change of dates due to a clash with World Tour events Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico that was going to hamper the worldwide impact of LTdL”, said the CEO of organizing company Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd Emir Abdul Jalal.

“This has been made possible by the comprehension of the UCI road commission and our good relationships with the Malaysian National Cycling federation’s president Datuk Haji Abu Samah Abdul Wahab and Asian Cycling Confederation’s secretary general Choi Boo Woong.”

Now set on an 8-day format, the event will be run from a Wednesday to a Wednesday. “One weekend only means more opportunities for us to attract big teams since they’re also busy in Europe and the Middle East with other events usually held on weekends”, Emir added.

“We’ll stick to our selection policy to put together a field of 22 teams comprising 11 World Tour or Pro Continental teams and 11 Asian continental or national teams. We’re in the process of entering them with interesting prospects.”

The race organization is also currently on the road in Malaysia to finalize the route in order to make the race interesting. For the second year in a row, the grueling climb of Genting Highlands won’t feature on the course due to constructions and road works.

“We don’t want the race to suit pure sprinters and top climbers only”, Emir said. “We’d like it to be open to different kinds of riders but the course will remain challenging.”

The launch of the 21st Le Tour de Langkawi is expected to take place in the early January.

Dec 15, 2015


Straco Venture Sdn Bhd committee and sponsors
PUCHONG, Tuesday 15 December 2015 : For the first time ever, mountain-bikers and trail runners will be able to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of Paya Indah Wetlands in Dengkil through Straco XC Jamboree and Runboree 2016, scheduled to be held on the 17th January 2016.

Organised by Straco Venture Sdn Bhd, the jamboree and runboree combo event is aimed to bring together mountainbike enthusiasts and trail runners to participate in one event simultaneously.

Speaking in the launching of the event, Straco Venture Sdn Bhd CEO Robert Kau who is also a cycling enthusiast, said that this is not like any jamboree. “This event is a unique platform for cycling enthusiasts and passionate runners to converge and celebrate their common love for outdoor sports in one special place.”

“There will also be an exciting carnival-like atmosphere as the colorful groups of cyclists and runners race and hang-out together, the participants are encouraged to bring their family to enjoy a full fun day of activities, there’s food trucks, games and lucky draw to keep everyone entertained.”

This event also serves to bring awareness to Autism, where the organizer passionately supports as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative. The funds raised from the 10% of Straco Venture Sdn Bhd net profit for this event will be donated to the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).

Sponsors for the event were also announced; The main sponsors are K3 Cycling Haus, Casio Malaysia, Jakroo Malaysia and Smart Coat. Other official sponsor includes Bertoni Iwear and Zeus Dry Bag. The media partners are Cycling Malaysia Magazine, Running Malaysia Magazine, Checkpoint Spot, Cycling and The event is also supported by, TFX venture Sdn Bhd, Eagle Brand, Delfi Chocolate, Isofit as official drink and Lokka Café & Food trucks.

Also in attendance at the launch were Pegawai Dasar SUK Selangor, Mohd Syazwan Rahimy, Daniyal Mat Jusoh Penolong Setiausaha Unit Bina Insan SUK Selangor, Representatives from National Autism Society of Malaysia Mrs Feilina S.Y Feisol Assistant Honorary Secretary, Mr Razin Murat Chief Executive and Mr Solahuddin Media and Event.

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Dec 13, 2015


Anuar and Andrea goes head to head

Stage 5 winners

Overall Team & Overall Asian Team Classification winner Skydive Dubai

Jersey winners of Jelajah Malaysia 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sunday 13 December 2015 : As many had expected, Francisco Mancebo held steady to bag the overall win at the Jelajah Malaysia today while local hero Anuar Manan gave fans much to cheer as he romped to another stage win on home soil.
TSG's Anuar finished the final stage, which covered 47KM from Shah Alam to Dataran Merdeka, in 59 minutes and 37 seconds, outsprinting Italian Andrea Palini (Skydive Dubai) to victory as Seo Joon Yong (KSPO) came in third.
Mancebo (Skydive Dubai) finished 38th, but in the same group as Anuar it was enough to secure him the yellow jersey as he topped the general classification with a total time of 9:48:30s.
Palini and Cheung King Lok (Hong Kong National Team) finished second and third overall.
Mancebo said he was happy to get the job done and is looking forward to defending his title next year.
"At last we can keep the yellow jersey. It has been a tough week of racing and I want to thank the team for helping me achieve this," said Mancebo, who also won the Tour of Egypt this year.
"We stuck to our plan and although we could not get Palini the stage win, it was a good day.
"Although we had some problems this year, it was a good event and I am hopeful that we can come back and race here again next season."
Anuar, who won the third stage on Friday, said: " We knew this stage would be suitable for sprinters and I expected myself Harrif Saleh and Palini to fight for the win."
"At the end it was very close with Palini and I feel a bit lucky to have won. Overall, I am very happy with my performance and as well as how the team did this year."
Palini bagged the overall points classification title (blue jersey) while Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki (TSG) had in stage four taken the red jersey. 
Skydive Dubai took both the general and Asian team classification titles while Kim Okcheol (Korea National Team) won the best young rider category (white jersey) overall title.
Jelajah Malaysia covered a total distance of 435 KM over five stages this year.
The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.

Dec 12, 2015


Leaders after stage 4, Andrea Palini takes over the Blue jersey from teammate Francisco Mancebo
Adrea Palini wins stage 4
Stage 4 winners
PUTRAJAYA, Saturday 12 December 2015 : Skydive Dubai strengthened their grip on the tour as Andrea Palini notched his first Jelajah Malaysia stage win and teammate Francisco Mancebo maintained a comfortable lead in the general classification in the penultimate stage today.
Palini took the win in two hours, 42 minutes and 29 seconds with Team Hong Kong's Leung Chun Wing and Indonesian Arin Iswana (Pegasus Continental Cycling Team) finishing second and third in the sprint finish.
The Italian said he was delighted to notch the win in a stage he considers to be the toughest so far in the tour. 
The fourth stage saw riders covering 115.3KM. The race started at Berjaya Times Square and passed through hill sections in Ampang, Hulu Langat and Semenyih before ending in Putrajaya.
"It was a very difficult race, we had to work really hard in the beginning and after the climbs," said Palini.
"Towards the end I had two of my teammates with me and they did a great job to help setup for the sprint.
"I am very happy as we have two jerseys now and hopefully we can continue doing well tomorrow."
Palini's win saw him take charge of the blue jersey (points classification) with a total of 26 points. Korean Park Sung Baek (KSPO) and Mancebo are second and third with 25 and 18 points respectively.
Mancebo, who finished the stage in 23rd in the same group as Palini, retained the yellow jersey with a total time of 8:48:53s. Palini moved up to second while Team Hong Kong's Cheung King Lok is third with the duo 1:23s and 1:26s adrift of the Spaniard.
Mancebo said he is optimistic of closing out the win in the final stage tomorrow.
"It was very tough today, everybody attacked but we managed to get the results we wanted," said Mancebo.
"I am happy we could keep up and hopefully we can do the same tomorrow. It is definitely my goal to win the overall title."
With no points on offer in the final stage, Terengganu Cycling Team's (TSG) Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki secured the overall King of Mountains (red jersey) title after another crossing the line first at the Ampang lookout point, the first KOM point of the day.
Amirul ended the mountains classification tied on 14 points together with Iran's Hamid Beikkhormizi (Pishgaman Giant Team) but was awarded the overall win as he had finished first at more mountain points then the latter.
Aussie Jai Crawford (Kinan Cycling Team) came in third on eight points.
Amirul said: "This is my second red jersey win after Tour of Sharjah and I am very happy as it is the first time I have done it at Jelajah Malaysia."
"At the end it was very close but I believe I won it fairly. It was a really tough competition as the riders from Iran and Philippines are very strong."
The fifth and final stage of Jelajah Malaysia will see riders starting at the Proton Centre of Excellence in Shah Alam and ending at Dataran Merdeka, covering a total distance of 47KM.
The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.


Anuar celebrates his win on stage 4

Stage 4 winners

No changes to the leaders
PUTRAJAYA, Friday 11 December 2015 : Anuar Manan proved he is still a forced to be reckoned with after powering to victory in the third stage of Jelajah Malaysia today as Spaniard Francisco Mancebo remained the man to beat in the general classification.
The Terengganu Cycling Team rider crossed the finish line in a time of two hours, 14 minutes and 58 seconds while teammate Harrif Saleh came in third in the sprint finish. 
Korean Park Sung Baek of KSPO took second while Mancebo came in 27th in the same group. The third stage started in Bangi and passed through Nilai and Salak Tinggi before finishing in Putrajaya, covering a total distance of 103.3km.
Anuar was delighted with the result and is eyeing another stage win in the tour.
"Although the team had expected us (sprinters) to do well today I did not expect to win this stage as my focus was on helping my teammates do well in the king of mountains classification and the intermediate sprint," said the 29-year-old.
"This is my 11th stage win in Jelajah Malaysia since my first (Jelajah Malaysia) in 2007 so I am very happy, especially as I had been struggling with a back injury prior to this.
"The team did a great job as well and they deserve the credit too.
"We still have another two stages and hopefully we can win another stage, maybe on Sunday."
Mancebo, who leads the GC with a total time of 6:06:24s, said he is hoping to do well in the fourth stage tomorrow which will see riders covering 115.3KM. The race will start at Berjaya Times Square and pass through hill sections in Ampang, Hulu Langat and Semenyih before ending in Putrajaya.
"Our plan was to keep the yellow jersey today and I am happy that we managed to do as the pace was very fast from the start," said Skydive Dubai rider.
"The stage tomorrow will be slightly longer with some hill sections and I believe it will be good for me. My focus is on winning the GC but there are also other good riders I have to be careful of."
Skydive teammate Andrea Palini is currently third overall while Cheung King Lok of Team Hong Kong is second, 1:33s and 1:26s behind Mancebo. TSG's Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki continues to lead the mountains classification (red jersey) with eight points.
The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.

Dec 10, 2015


Skydive Dubai team in full speed

Skydive Dubai takes first place

Pishgaman Giant in second place

Team Hong Kong China in third

The jersey leaders after stage 2
PUTRAJAYA: Team Skydive Dubai were again the stand out team in Jelajah Malaysia as they romped to victory in the team time trial event today and keep Francisco Mancebo in a comfortable position at the top of the overall standings.
Andrea Palini, Mancebo, Soufiane Haddi and Sultan Alhammadi completed the 16.5km stage in a time of 19 minutes 43 seconds, riding at an average pace of 50.21kph.
Pishgaman Giant Team and the Hong Kong national team came in second and third as both clocked 20 minutes and three seconds.
Pishgaman were represented by Mahdi Rajabikaboodcheshmeh, Ariyan Behnam, Seyed Moezeddin Seyed Rezai Khourmazi, Hamid Beikkhormizi and Rezavi Naser while Cheung King Lok, Leung Chun Wing, Ko Siu Wai, Leung Ka Yu, Ho Burr and Cheung King Wai did the job for Hong Kong.
Mancebo said he was happy to keep the yellow jersey and is hoping to further lengthen his lead tomorrow.
"I am happy we won again today and kept the yellow jersey. We stuck to our plan, the time trial is never easy," said Mancebo.
"It is our first team time trial in some time and you need experience to do well in this (team time trial). 
"It was quite a fast course as there were only three corners and we averaged about 50km.
"I think we started a bit fast and the comeback in last six, seven KM was hard, but I am glad we still won.
"It is good to add 20 seconds to my lead, the Hong Kong rider (Cheung King Lok) is also strong so I have to be careful with him.
"For tomorrow we are confident to keep the yellow jersey and will work for that, it is definitely our goal."
Mancebo retained the yellow as well as the blue jersey (points classification) with a total time of 3:51:26s and 18 points. King Lok is second, 1:26s behind Mancebo in the GC and also second in the points classification, only a point adrift.
Anuar Manan, Saiful Anuar Mohd Aziz, Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki, Adiq Husainie Othman notched 20:34s to see Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) place sixth in the time trial as the fastest Malaysian team on the day.
With no points in the mountains classification on offer today, Amirul will continue to wear the red jersey tomorrow while Kim Okcheol (Korea National Team) also kept the white jersey (best young rider) with a total time of 3:53:22s.
Amirul said: "My goal tomorrow will be to keep the red jersey. I think am a bit far behind already to think about the GC so that (mountains classification) will be my focus."
"As I have said before, I believe it will be tough to keep as the riders from Pishgaman and Team 7-Eleven Roadbikes Philippines are also good climbers."
The third stage tomorrow, which covers a total distance of 103.3km, will see riders starting in Bangi and moving through Nilai and Salak Tinggi before finishing in Putrajaya.
The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is scheduled held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.

Dec 9, 2015


Francisco Mancebo takes stage 1

Stage 1 podium

Jersey leaders after stage 1

PUTRAJAYA, 9 December 2015 : Spaniard Francisco Mancebo stormed to an early lead at Jelajah Malaysia with a commanding opening stage performance today which left many riders in awe of his capabilities.

The Skydive Dubai rider took the stage win in a time of three hours, 31 minutes and 55 seconds on a day which saw riders cover 159KM starting from Menara DBKL in the heart of the city through Selayang, Rawang and Kapar before finishing in Putrajaya.
In addition to leading the general classification, Mancebo's performance also places him in the lead in the points classification (blue jersey).
Team Hong Kong's Cheung King Lok (1:03s behind Mancebo) and Marcelo Felipe (Team 7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines) came in second and third on the same time.
The 39-year-old, a former Vuelta a Espana stage winner, however, downplayed his performance.
"It is normal for the first stage to be tough and you could lose the race (tour) on the first day itself if you are not careful," said Mancebo.
"I am happy as I managed a good breakaway with 28 other riders (after Batu Arang) and pulled away on my own at the end to win it. It was not easy but there are also other riders in our team who are capable of winning stages.
"I now have a good gap over the second place rider and I am looking forward to the next stage."
Shaiful Anuar Aziz of Terengganu Cycling Team was the best Malaysian on the day as he finished fifth on 3:33:16s while his teammate Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki did well to lead the climbers classification (red jersey) after winning both mountain points at Bukit Templer and Batu Arang.
Nur Amirul said: "It was good to get the win. It was not something I expected to do as I am still fatigued from competing at the Tour of Sharjah.
"I expect it (King of Mountains classification) to get tougher from here as there are a lot of good climbers, especially from Pishgaman Giant Team."
Putrajaya will host the second stage of Jelajah Malaysia which will see riders competing in the 16.5KM team time trial.
The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is scheduled to be held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.

Dec 8, 2015


SHAH ALAM: For the first time ever, cycling fans will get to experience a more serious challenge as they participate in the build-up event towards Le Tour de Langkawi 2016 (LTdL), the Pulau Indah 180 on January 17, organized by Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd.
Moving away from the traditional short distance fun rides to hype up the atmosphere for LTdL and to bring cycling fans closer to the event, event manager Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd have decided to capitalise on the immense popularity of century rides this time around, by introducing the Pulau Indah 180.
With century rides, generally challenges of 160 kilometres or less, held around the country currently attracting participation of more than 2,000 cycling enthusiasts at each event, the Pulau Indah 180 will be more unique in aiming to hype up the promotions for LTdL 2016 by bringing together the masses of true cycling fans.
At the launch today, LTdL 2016 CEO Emir Abdul Jalal said the event is expected to be popular with cycling enthusiasts while at the same time reaching the target audience of the race which are the cycling fans themselves.
"This time the aim is to get right to the base of cycling fans, by offering an event for the fans. Cycling fans aren't like most fans of other sports, where here we have many fans who actually cycle quite seriously themselves and now they have an event which will link them to LTdL," said Emir.
He added that the event will have the same expertise as LTdL, ‘We will bring forward our LTdL team, making sure that the quality of this event is at a top level. We want the fans to have a memorable riding experience.’
The 21st edition of LTdL is already expected to attract a large number of television audiences and through the Pulau Indah 180, as with the usual pre-race promotional events, this will also be a chance for fans to ride alongside some of the local and foreign stars who will feature in the LTdL itself.
Also present at the launch were Mahmud Abbas Chief Executive Officer of Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd, organiser of Pulau Indah 180, Shahirudeen Seeni Mohamad, Managing Director of Ciclista Sports Sdn Bhd, event officials and sponsors.


PULAU INDAH 180 is a brand new “ride and race” event concept depicting the current century ride events that had been blossoming on the nation’s soil for the past few years. As century rides limit their milestone up to 160 km or 100 miles, Pulau Indah 180 pushes the traditional challenge to more than 180 km of sheer riding experience. Pulau Indah 180 is expecting a greater turnout of participants, targeting a minimum of 1,200 riders.  With a greater brand of 180, tougher challenge, Pulau Indah 180 will also be the first riding event in 2016. The event is going to be held on 17th January 2016.
The organiser, Central Spectrum (M) Sdn Bhd (CSSB) is a property developer renowned for its success in developing Pulau Indah into a progressive and distinguished community featuring countless opportunities. CSSB is also one of the development arms for the Selangor State Government. Success in developing Pulau Indah, lies the responsibility of CSSB to promote the whole development of Pulau Indah in a bigger yet smarter way. Pulau Indah 180 is not just another ultimate challenge for participants, it is also an ultimate opportunity to promote and further market Pulau Indah as Malaysia’s next preferred business destination.
Pulau Indah 180 aims to be one of CSSB’s marketing tools to attract foreign cyclists who can also be able to contribute to continuous Domestic Direct Investment, Foreign Direct Investment and Tourism Industry. During CSSB’s trade missions, particularly the recent ones to Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore, it has introduced Pulau Indah 180 event as part of marketing effort to create awareness among foreign companies with regard to investment opportunities in Selangor and particularly in Pulau Indah.
EVENT WEBSITE :                 INFO :  1-800-222-909
a)  Men Open (18-35)             b) Women Open (above 18)
c) Junior Master (35-45)         d) Master (Above 45)

Total Prize Money : RM 29,000

START : CSSB Pulau Indah – Pulau Indah Industry Area – Pulau Indah Highway – Banting – Jenjarom – Teluk Panglima Garang – Morib – Bagan Lalang – Banting – Sepang SIC – Olak Lempit – Pandamar - Pulau Indah Highway - CSSB Pulau Indah : FINISH 180KM
Chief Executive Officer : En. Mahmud Abbas
General Manager – Development :  En.  Noor Azhuril Adnan
General Manager – Sales & Marketing : En. Mohamad Razif Abdul Wahab
General Manager – Finance & Admin :  Pn. Ruzita Mohd Taib
Managing Director  : En. Shahirudeen Seeni Mohamad

Chief Executive Officer : En. Emir Abdul Jalal