BALING: Giant Cycling Team has been left with only one rider in the ongoing Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) after suffering a series of misfortunes this morning.
Their riders Lin Chuanyang, Wang Zichen and Huang Junlei were unable to make it to the start line of the third stage (Jeli to Baling) on time and thus were not allowed to compete.
They then proceeded to the finish line. However, the team van they were travelling in was involved in an accident and flipped over.
LTdL chief operating officer Emir Abdul Jalal confirmed that the accident occurred within the neutral zone of the race route in Jeli.
The three riders suffered minor injuries.
The Chinese team had only started the tour with four riders.