(File pix) The Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) race, slated for March 16-24, will be rescheduled if it clashes with the general elections. Pix by Rasul Azli Samad

PUTRAJAYA: The Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) race, slated for March 16-24, will be rescheduled if it clashes with the general elections.

LTdL chief executive officer M. Kumaresan said the Royal Malaysian Police has informed that they will not be able to commit to the race if it falls during the general elections.

“We have taken into account all possibilities. We will reschedule the race if the police are unable to assist us,” said Kumaresan at the unveiling function of LTdL routes on Friday.

LTdL’s traditional queen stage in Genting Highlands will not be part of the race for the fourth straight year.

Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said efforts were made to include the route but it did not get the approval of Genting Highlands.

“There are some minor issues. It is a pity as I was hoping for the Genting route to be part of the race again,” said Khairy.

The Hors Class status 1,537.2 race will be expanded from eight to 10 rounds, which starts in Kangar on March 16.

“The unveiling of teams will be held in Langkawi on March 14,” he added.

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