A file pic of the 2016 LTdL from Batu Pahat to Melaka.

KUALA LUMPUR: The organiser of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) will not appeal against UCI's decision, the world body, to allow only eight stages instead of the 10 requested for this year’s race.

LTdL chief executive officer M. Kumaresan said they do not want to complicate the issue with the little time left till the race on March 18-25.

"We accept the decision by UCI to have eight stages. We did not expect our request to be rejected," said the former national rider.

"We will reevaluate the race routes which were launched last week. Give us some time to announce the new route.

"Most of the routes will remain, especially the important ones such as those in Cameron Highlands and Gerik."

The Malaysian National Cycling Federation yesterday confirmed that UCI had rejected the organiser’s request to have 10 stages.

Translated from Harian Metro

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