• Riders compete during Stage 8 of the Le Tour de Langkawi 2018, Rembau-Kuala Lumpur 141.1 km on March 25, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Getty) (Getty Images AsiaPac)Source: Getty Images AsiaPac
The Malaysian Government has postponed the race to 6-13 April 2019 to avoid a clash with another major event in Langkawi.
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Cycling Central

15 Feb 2019 - 10:56 AM 

Originally scheduled this year for 24-31 March, the Malaysian cabinet postponed the 2.HC race to avoid a clash with Lima '19, an international maritime and space exhibition also being held in the region during this time.

The new date, announced overnight and agreed to by all stakeholders, unfortunately now clashes with the Tour of Flanders (7 April) and Tour of the Basque Country (8-13). 

The race usually attracts a decent mixture of riders hailing from WorldTour, Pro Conti and Conti teams. Australia's Benjami Dyball finished third overall in 2018 behind Artem Ovechkin (Terengganu Cycling Team) and Łukasz Owsian (CCC Team). 

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