KUALA LUMPUR: The inaugural Tour of Malaysia (TOM), which was supposed to start on Tuesday, has been postponed due to undisclosed issues.
Peloton Resources Sdn Bhd, the event organisers, released a short statement on Saturday announcing that the event has been postponed to early next year.
Event director Jeff Adnan said the organisers are willing to reimburse any costs that teams have incurred.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the organiser has decided to postpone the race to January or February pending the approvals of the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) and UCI," said Jeff.
"The organiser is prepared to compensate all international teams for air tickets purchased and expenses incurred. For local teams, kindly contact me or (Peloton Resources) chief executive officer Musairi Musa should there be any claims.
"The organiser respectfully apologises for the inconvenience and with great hope (that) you will continue to support us in January or February 2018!"
It is not the first time that a tour has been called off at the last minute in Malaysia. The inaugural Tour of Sarawak was cancelled in March 2016 due to insufficient funds.