Tour de Langkawi

The Tour de Langkawi is a stage race for cyclists in Malaysia and got its name from the island of Langkawi in the Andaman Sea.

The race is due to globalization and the search for sponsors for cycling, similar to the formula 1 or the football, where also develop new regions. Financial problems at risk between 2005 and 2007 repeated the continued existence of the event, but that has firmly established itself in the international racing calendar.


The discharged since 1996 on the initiative of the then Prime Minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad race in late January or early February, was initially held annually and usually consisted of ten stages. Because of financial difficulties, there are now only seven stages and 2010, the Tour de Langkawi was the first time in early March ausgetragen.Traditionell finds the royal stage with a mountain top finish place in the Genting Highlands. The increase there is over 30 miles long and ends at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. The final section lists each year by or through the capital Kuala Lumpur, where among other things the famous Petronas Towers also be passed.

The tour is often used as a preparation race ProTeam, then go with smaller cycling teams from Asia, Australia and America, because in Europe the climate is still quite rough. Since 2005 she is part of the UCI Asia Tour and is classified in the category 2.HC. The first edition in 1996 won the Australian Damian McDonald. The Italians are four overall victories the most successful nation, followed by Colombia with three hits. The Colombian Jose Serpa and the Italian Paolo Lanfranchi won the race twice each.

List of winners

  • 2014 Iran Samad Poor Seiedi
  • 2013 Colombia Julian David Arredondo
  • 2012 Colombia José Serpa
  • 2011 Venezuela Jonathan Monsalve
  • 2010 Venezuela José Rujano
  • 2009 Colombia José Serpa
  • 2008 Moldova Ruslan Ivanov
  • 2007 France Anthony Charteau
  • 2004 Colombia Freddy González
  • 2003 United States Tom Danielson
  • Hernán Darío Muñoz 2002 Colombia
  • 2001 Italy Paolo Lanfranchi
  • 1999, Italy Paolo Lanfranchi
  • 1998 Italy Gabriele Missaglia
  • 1997 Italy Luca Scinto
  • 1996 Australia Damian McDonald