2005 Tour de Langkawi

Last updated
2005 Tour de Langkawi
2005 UCI Asia Tour
Race details
Dates28 January – 6 February 2005
Stages10
Distance1,284.6 km (798.2 mi)
Winning time30h 18' 18"
Results
Jersey yellow.svg WinnerFlag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)(Barloworld)
  SecondFlag of Venezuela.svg  José Rujano  (VEN)(Colombia–Selle Italia)
  ThirdFlag of South Africa.svg  Tiaan Kannemeyer  (RSA)(Barloworld)

Jersey blue.svg PointsFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)(Ceramica Panaria-Navigare)
Jersey red.svg MountainsFlag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)(Barloworld)
  Team Barloworld
  2004
2006  

The 2005 Tour de Langkawi was the 10th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 28 January in Langkawi and ended on 6 February in Kuala Lumpur. The race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC (hors category) race on the 2005 UCI Asia Tour calendar. [1] [2] [3]

The Tour de Langkawi is a multiple stage bicycle race held in Malaysia. It is named after the archipelago Langkawi, where the first edition started and finished. The race has been held annually since 1996, primarily in February. It usually consists of 10-day-long segments (stages) over 10 days, but has been reduced to eight stages over recent years. While the route changes each year, the Genting Highlands climb, the toughest in the tour, is always included. Tour de Langkawi is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.HC road race in the UCI Asia Tour calendar.

In sports, a stage, or leg, or heat, is a unit of a race which has been divided in several parts for the reason such as length of the distance to be covered, as in a multi-day event. Usually, such a race consists of "ordinary" stages, but sometimes stages are held as an individual time trial or a team time trial. Long races such as the Tour de France, Absa Cape Epic or the Giro d'Italia are known for their stages of one day each, whereas the boat sailing VELUX 5 Oceans Race is broken down in usually four stages of several weeks duration each, where the competitors are racing continuously day and night. In bicycling and running events, a race with stages is known as a stage race.

Langkawi District of Malaysia in Kedah

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border. On 15 July 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah consented to the change of name to Langkawi Permata Kedah in conjunction with his golden jubilee celebration. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Langkawi Island, with a population of some 64,792; the only other inhabited island being nearby Tuba Island.

Contents

Ryan Cox of South Africa won the race, followed by José Rujano of Venezuela second and Tiaan Kannemeyer of South Africa third. Graeme Brown won the points classification category and Cox won the mountains classification category. Barloworld won the team classification category. [1] [2] [3]

Ryan Cox South African racing cyclist

Ryan Cox was a South African professional road racing cyclist. He had been cycling since 1987 and turned professional in 2000. He first joined Amore e Vita but changed, the following year to Team Cologne which was based in Germany. He had been a member of Team Barloworld since 2003. In 2004 and 2005 he won the South African National Road Race Championships.

José Rujano Road bicycle racer

José Humberto Rujano Guillen is a Venezuelan road bicycle racer who competed professionally between 2003 and 2013, and currently rides for the Multi Repuestos Bosa amateur team.

Tiaan Kannemeyer is a former South African cyclist. In 2002 he won the South African National Road Race Championships.

Stages

The cyclists competed in 10 stages, covering a distance of 1,284.6 kilometres. [1] [2] [3]

StageDateCourseDistanceStage result
WinnerSecondThird
128 January Langkawi 106.9 km (66.4 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Argentina.svg  Guillermo Bongiorno  (ARG)Flag of Russia.svg  Oleg Grishkin  (RUS)
229 January Kangar to Kepala Batas 171.6 km (106.6 mi)Flag of Argentina.svg  Guillermo Bongiorno  (ARG)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Oleg Grishkin  (RUS)
330 January Gerik to Tanah Merah 172.5 km (107.2 mi)Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Fukushima  (JPN)Flag of Italy.svg  Denis Bertolini  (ITA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)
431 January Bachok Individual time trial20.3 km (12.6 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Nathan O'Neill  (AUS)Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)Flag of Venezuela.svg  José Rujano  (VEN)
51 February Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu 163.9 km (101.8 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Argentina.svg  Guillermo Bongiorno  (ARG)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Brett Lancaster  (AUS)
62 February Kuala Berang to Chukai 152.0 km (94.4 mi)Flag of Argentina.svg  Guillermo Bongiorno  (ARG)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Antonio Salomone  (ITA)
73 February Maran to Raub 167.7 km (104.2 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Moreno Di Biase  (ITA)Flag of Germany.svg  Steffen Radochla  (GER)
84 February Kuala Kubu Bharu to Genting Highlands 97.9 km (60.8 mi)Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA)Flag of Venezuela.svg  José Rujano  (VEN)Flag of Mexico.svg  Julio Alberto Pérez  (MEX)
95 February KL Tower to Putrajaya 164.8 km (102.4 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Antonio Salomone  (ITA)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Brett Lancaster  (AUS)
106 February Kuala Lumpur Criterium67 km (41.6 mi)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Graeme Brown  (AUS)Flag of Argentina.svg  Guillermo Bongiorno  (ARG)Flag of Russia.svg  Oleg Grishkin  (RUS)

Classification leadership

StageStage winnerGeneral classification
Jersey yellow.svg
Points classification
Jersey blue.svg
Mountains classification
Jersey red.svg
Asian rider classificationTeam classificationAsian team classification
1 Graeme Brown Graeme Brown Graeme Brown Kristian House Koji Fukushima Landbouwkrediet–Colnago Iran
2 Guillermo Bongiorno Takashi Miyazawa Domina Vacanze
3 Koji Fukushima Koji Fukushima Koji Fukushima Koji Fukushima Bridgestone Anchor Bridgestone Anchor
4 Nathan O'Neill Barloworld
5 Graeme Brown
6 Guillermo Bongiorno Kristian House
7 Graeme Brown
8 Ryan Cox Ryan Cox Iran
9 Graeme Brown Ryan Cox
10 Graeme Brown
Final Ryan Cox Graeme Brown Ryan Cox Koji Fukushima Barloworld Iran

Final standings

General classification

RiderTeamTime
1Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA) Jersey yellow.svg Barloworld 30h 18' 18"
2Flag of Venezuela.svg  José Rujano  (VEN) Colombia–Selle Italia + 18"
3Flag of South Africa.svg  Tiaan Kannemeyer  (RSA) Barloworld + 01' 34"
4Flag of Colombia.svg  Cesar Grajales  (COL) Navigators Insurance + 02' 52"
5Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Danielson  (USA) Discovery Channel + 03' 01"
6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jurgen Van de Walle  (BEL) Landbouwkrediet–Colnago + 03' 44"
7Flag of Colombia.svg  Marlon Pérez Arango  (COL) Colombia–Selle Italia + 04' 07"
8Flag of Italy.svg  Sergio Ghisalberti  (ITA) Domina Vacanze + 04' 08"
9Flag of Spain.svg  Jesús Hernández  (ESP) Liberty Seguros–Würth + 04' 17"
10Flag of Italy.svg  Giuseppe Palumbo  (ITA) Acqua & Sapone–Adria Mobil + 04' 46"

Mountains classification

RiderTeamPoints
1Flag of South Africa.svg  Ryan Cox  (RSA) Jersey red.svg Barloworld 37
2Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Fukushima  (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor 37
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Kristian House  (GBR) Great Britain 33
4Flag of Venezuela.svg  José Rujano  (VEN) Colombia–Selle Italia 32
5Flag of Poland.svg  Adam Wadecki  (POL) Action–Ati 26
6Flag of Colombia.svg  Marlon Pérez Arango  (COL) Colombia–Selle Italia 25
7Flag of France.svg  Eric Leblacher  (FRA) Crédit Agricole 19
7Flag of Denmark.svg  René Jørgensen  (DEN) Barloworld 19
9Flag of Germany.svg  David Kopp  (GER) Wiesenhof 18
9Flag of South Africa.svg  Tiaan Kannemeyer  (RSA) Barloworld 18

Asian rider classification

RiderTeamTime
1Flag of Japan.svg  Koji Fukushima  (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor 30h 24' 35"
2Flag of Indonesia.svg  Tonton Susanto  (INA) Wismilak + 01"
3Flag of Iran.svg  Ahad Kazemi  (IRI) Iran + 01' 57"
4Flag of Iran.svg  Ghader Mizbani  (IRI) Iran + 03' 08"
5Flag of Iran.svg  Hossein Askari  (IRI) Iran + 03' 41"
6Flag of Japan.svg  Shinichi Fukushima  (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor + 08' 15"
7Flag of Malaysia.svg  Shahrulneeza Razali  (MAS) Malaysia + 08' 28"
8Flag of Iran.svg  Mehdi Sohrabi  (IRI) Iran + 08' 58"
9Flag of Malaysia.svg  Suhardi Hassan  (MAS) Proton T-Bikes + 11' 13"
10Flag of Japan.svg  Yasutaka Tashiro  (JPN) Bridgestone Anchor + 28' 40"

Team classification

TeamTime
1 Barloworld 91h 03' 23"
2 Colombia–Selle Italia + 02' 30"
3 Crédit Agricole + 06' 27"
4 Navigators Insurance + 06' 34"
5 Discovery Channel + 06' 49"
6 Liberty Seguros–Würth + 08' 33"
7 Domina Vacanze + 09' 42"
8 Ceramica Panaria–Navigare + 12' 55"
9 Iran + 16' 16"
10 MrBookmaker.com–SportsTech + 17' 36"

Asian team classification

TeamTime
1 Iran 91h 19' 39"
2 Bridgestone Anchor + 09' 29"
3 Proton T-Bikes + 55' 33"
4 Malaysia + 1h 04' 38"

List of teams and riders

A total of 20 teams were invited to participate in the 2005 Tour de Langkawi. Out of the 140 riders, a total of 101 riders made it to the finish in Kuala Lumpur. [1] [2] [3]

Kuala Lumpur Capital of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. As the global city of Malaysia, it covers an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.25 million people as of 2017. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia, in both population and economic development.

Related Research Articles

The 2006 Tour de Langkawi was the 11th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 3 February in Kuala Lumpur and ended on 12 February in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2005–06 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2004 Tour de Langkawi was the 9th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 6 February in Bayan Baru and ended on 15 February in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.2 category race.

The 2003 Tour de Langkawi was the 8th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 31 January in Langkawi and ended on 9 February in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.2 category race.

The 2002 Tour de Langkawi was the 7th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 1 February in Putrajaya and ended on 10 February in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.3 category race.

The 2001 Tour de Langkawi was the 6th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began with prologue on 4 February in Langkawi and ended on 18 February in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.3 category race.

The 2000 Tour de Langkawi was the 5th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began with a prologue criterium on 25 January in Langkawi and ended on 6 February in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.4 category race.

The 2007 Tour de Langkawi was the 12th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 2 February in Langkawi and ended on 11 February in Kuala Lumpur. This race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2006–07 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2008 Tour de Langkawi was the 13th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 9 February in Alor Setar and ended on 17 February in Kuala Lumpur. This race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race category and was highest ranked stage race on the 2007-08 UCI Asia Tour.

The 2009 Tour de Langkawi was the 14th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. The race began on 9 February in Putrajaya and ended on 15 February in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. In fact this race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2008–09 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2010 Tour de Langkawi was the 15th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. The race began on 1 March in Kota Bharu and ended on 7 March in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur. The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2009–10 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2011 Tour de Langkawi was the 16th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 23 January in Dataran Lang, Langkawi and ended on 1 February in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2010–11 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2012 Tour de Langkawi was the 17th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 24 February in Putrajaya and ended on 4 March in Kuala Terengganu which carried the slogan "Ready for the World". The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race on the 2011–12 UCI Asia Tour calendar.

The 2013 Tour de Langkawi was the 18th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. The LTdL 2013, which carries the slogan "Can You Feel The Heat?" and "The Heat is On!", was officially began on 21 February in Kangar and ended on 2 March in Kuala Terengganu.

The 1998 Tour de Langkawi was the third edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 18 February in Langkawi and ended on 1 March in Kuala Lumpur. The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.5 category race.

The 1999 Tour de Langkawi was the 4th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It started on 3 February in Langkawi and ended on 14 February in Kuala Lumpur. The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.4 category race.

The 2014 Tour de Langkawi was the 19th edition of an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Malaysia since 1996. The race was run at the highest category (apart from those races which make up the UCI World Tour, and was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale as a 2.HC race as part of the UCI Asia Tour.

Tsgabu Grmay Ethiopian road bicycle racer

Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay is an Ethiopian professional road cyclist from Tigray, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott. He is a two time national road race champion, two time national time trial champion, and one time African time trial champion. Tsgabu became the first Ethiopian professional cyclist when he joined MTN–Qhubeka in 2012. In 2013 Tsgabu became the first Ethiopian to win an international cycling event when he won the fifth stage of the Tour de Taiwan. He made his UCI World Tour debut at the 2013 Giro di Lombardia.

2016 Tour de Langkawi cycling race

The 2016 Tour de Langkawi was the 21st edition of an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Malaysia since 1996. The race was run at the highest category apart from those races which make up the UCI World Tour, and was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race as part of the UCI Asia Tour.

The 2017 Tour de Langkawi was the 22nd edition of an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Malaysia since 1996. The race was run at the highest category apart from those races which make up the UCI World Tour, and was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC race as part of the 2017 UCI Asia Tour.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "2005 Tour de Langkawi at cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "2005 Tour de Langkawi — Stages". cyclingarchives.com. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "2005 Tour de Langkawi Results". ltdl.com.my. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2013.