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Two Malaysian national teams and a continental team for Langkawi

The peloton battled torrential rain in the final stage last year

The peloton battled torrential rain in the final stage last year (Image credit: Shane Goss)

The UCI has reportedly given the go-ahead for the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) to field two national teams and Le Tua, a continental team, at the Tour of Langkawi set for February 2 to 11. However, the federation still awaits an official reply according to the New Strait Times.

UCI regulations do not allow a country to enter two national teams for the same race; hence MNCF president Abu Samah Wahab was concerned about a resulting possible downgrade in UCI status for the race should all three teams compete.

"Three other riders will join the 10 currently training in Seremban and the two national teams will be selected from these 13 riders," said Wahab to the New Strait Times. The roster of 13 riders includes Sayuti Zahit, Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi, Amir Mustafa Rusli, Zamri Salleh, Harrif Salleh, Safwan Sawai, Ahmad Fallanie Ali, Saiful Anuar Aziz, Rauf Nor Misbah and Suhardi Hassan, with Faris Abdul Razak, Harnizam Basri and Jasmin Ruslan as the three still to join the training.

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