Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 ― Hengxiang Biking of China has withdrawn their participation from the 2020 Le Excursion de Langkawi (LTdL) as a precautionary measure within the face of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
Human Voyage leader working officer Shahaizereen A. Hamid stated, on the other hand, the workforce’s withdrawal would no longer impact the race because the slot left by way of Hengxiang Biking could be stuffed by way of some other workforce.
“We are actually looking forward to affirmation from 3 groups ― two from China and one from Hong Kong ― on their participation within the excursion,” he advised a media convention right here the day prior to this.
Shahaizereen stated because the organiser of the 2020 LTdL, Human Voyage could be operating along side a number of ministries, together with the Ministry of Well being to habits a radical well being screening on riders, officers and media staff getting back from China.
In the meantime, he stated over RM18 million was once spent in this 12 months version, of which RM8 million was once from the federal government whilst the rest got here from sponsorships.
Up to now, 22 groups together with one International Excursion workforce (skilled workforce) and 5 skilled continental groups have showed their participation on this 12 months’s version.
Level probably the most 2020 LTdL will start in Kuching on February 7. The excursion concludes with degree 8 in Langkawi. The excursion covers 1095.7km throughout 9 states.
At the side of the 25th anniversary of the excursion, Human Voyage will even host the Malaysian World Criterium Race in Kota Kinabalu on Feb 6 and the Malaysian World Vintage Race in Langkawi on February 15. ― Bernama
Sportnews, January 29, 2020