Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wahab
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian National Cycling Federation (PKBM) is prepared to save the cycling race, Le Tour de Langkawi 2019 (LTdL 2019), if the event manager appointed, Human Voyage insisted on changing the date of the event.
PKBM president, Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wahab said the decision was reached at an exco meeting at the PKBM headquarters in Melaka, today which discussed the latest development and the management of the LTdL 2019.
"The Exco Meeting today decided that Human Voyage must follow the procedure in amending the date of organising the race, that is, through PKBM to be extended to UCI (International Cycling Union) with the approval of ACC (Asian Cycling Confederation).
"However, so far we have not received the official application from Human Voyage to amend the date (of organising LTdL 2019). We only heard (about the suggestion to amend the date) through the mass media and conversation,”said Abu Samah in a statement today.
According to Abu Samah, the organisers (Human Voyage) must refer to the race calendar which had been issued by UCI and given a deadline up to Thursday to inform PKBM on the change in the date.
Several championships had been registered and would be organised in Malaysia including the BMX Asia Championship 2019 (April 12 – 14); Tour de Iskandar (April 17-21) and the Melaka Chief Minister's Trophy (April 27 and 28).