After many days of hot, sweltering sun with temps in the triple digits, rain cooled off the Tour de Langkawi and the argyle armada took many shots for another stage win. DS Allan Peiper sent this report. Did you know Langkawi was the 4th longest stage race of the year? After the 3 Grand Tours [...]
Though the first half of the race went great for the Garmin-Barracuda, illness and crashes have taken a toll on the argyle armada. Sporting Director Allan Peiper sent this report. Tommy D really took some skin off his right leg in his crash on stage 3. It got infected and the medical staff has been [...]
Dave Zabriskie obliterated the competition in the opening time trial of the Tour de Langkawi, besting the rest by a whole minute to take the first lead. He and the team then defended the yellow jersey on the second stage. Director of Competition Allan Peiper sent this report. Coming from Australia I love the heat [...]
The Chipotle Development Team, the evolution of our U23 program, recently kicked off their season at the Tour of Langkawi. Director sportif Chann McRae sent in this report on how the team fared and what is next: The Chipotle boys just got back from the Tour of Langkawi, and it was an incredible way to [...]
As is the tradition, the Tour de Langkawi finishes with a criterium in Kuala Lumpur. The 80.4 km stage includes 12 loops of a 6.8 km circuit through the beautiful Central Market, city center and the old town. Stage 6 is scheduled to start at 15:30 and finish between 17:02-17:22.
Today’s short 80 kilometer criterium yielded no big changes in the final results. Lucas Euser finished a solid 8th overall – not bad for a season opener. Chris Sutton survived an intense round of sprints and a spectacular crash to add three top three finishes to his resume. And the entire Garmin-Slipstream squad rose to [...]
Stage 6 of the 2009 Tour de Langkawi is relatively rolling with one category 4 climb. The peloton will cover 148.4 km on their way to the fast finish in Shah Alam. Stage 6 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 13:26-14:09.
Though today’s 95.6 km stage starts out flat and includes three intermediate sprints, it finishes on high with the hors categorie climb up to Genting Highlands. Stage 5 is scheduled to start at 9:00 and finish between 11:49-12:25.
The longest stage of the 2009 Tour de Langkawi, stage 4 is 222.2 km long. The race heads into the mountains north of Bangi, tackling a category 2 climb just before the fast finish. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 15:05-16:09.
Cyclingnews talks to Timmy Duggan about the Tour de Langkawi and his form as the race heads into the hills. While Duggan finished in the top 20 during his last visit to Malaysia, the rider is cautious of making any predictions for this year’s race. He is making a comeback to the sport after a [...]
Today’s 186.6 km loop follows the beautiful Malaysian coastline south before into the hills. Stage 3 includes three intermediate sprints and a category 4 climb. Today’s stage is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 14:20-15:14.
Cyclingnews talks to Chris Sutton (pic’d right with Cameron) about Garmin’s focus on stage 5 of the Tour of Langkawi, which finishes on the hors categorie Genting Highlands climb (1679.2 meters). Sutton expects the race to break up over the 220-kilometre stage, but whether there’s a strong enough team to pull it back together for [...]
There is this song here at the Tour of Langkawi they play at the start of every stage. It’s simply known to us as the ‘Tour of Langkawi song’. But it’s so much more than a song. It has such a strong presence, I swear I was singing it before I even got here. Everyone [...]
Today’s 161.7 km stage 2 is relatively flat and includes three intermediate sprints and one category 4 climb. Stage 1 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 14:03-14:55.
Cyclingnews talks to Directeur Sportif Johnny Weltz about his impressions so far of the Tour of Langkawi, his insights on team tactics and which riders to watch as the week unfolds. Sitting on the bonnet of his Garmin team car before the start of stage two, the former US Postal director and ONCE rider gave [...]
…and we’re definitely not in France. AHHH!! A big sigh of relief. My season has arrived. There’s something special about early season races where the temperatures are pushing triple digits and it takes three days to hang dry a sock. I’m not going to call it a vacation race, like the Bermuda GP or the [...]
The 14th edition of the Tour de Langkawi is an improved, compact version of the event with more opportunities for the leader’s jersey to change shoulders. The race kicks off today with a 135 km stage that includes three intermediate sprints and one category 3 climb. Stage 1 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and [...]
(left to right) DS Johnny Weltz, Ricardo van der Velde, Christian Meier, Cameron Meyer, Chris Sutton, Lucas Euser and Timmy Duggan represented Garmin-Slipstream at the 2009 Tour of Langkawi team presentation. Welcome to the organized chaos that is Kuala Lumpur! The team has congregated here over the last few days for the Tour of Langkawi, [...]