LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI 2019 – FAQS
Yes. There will be full-fledged live coverage for LTdL 2019 from both the local and international sports channels for one and a half hours daily.
Sports and cycling fans around the world can also catch the event live/recorded programme via LTdL 2019 social media platforms as well as some of the popular international cycling websites and portals. There will also be a 30-minute daily highlights of the event throughout the 8-days race period.
Overall, we are looking at a coverage to 100 countries around the globe with an estimated 310 million eyeballs via TV channels and 70 million audiences via Cycling.TV worldwide.
We are working with the Traffic Police for a most efficient and effective traffic management to minimise congestion and inconvenience to motorists and the general public along the routes at each location. With a proper plan in place, we hope motorists could schedule their travel early and use alternative roads or public transportation and always be on the alert to obey the traffic rules and instructions of the policemen on duty.
- We aim to send out PSA on traffic management and road closures at least a week ahead of the race in each location.
- We will utilise our social media assets as well as other relevant the social media channels to intensify our effort to disseminate the road closure announcement.
- Closer to the race day, announcement will be intensified to remind the public on road closures especially using the local channels at each location.
- Please follow our social media for the latest road closure updates
As per the statement given by the Minister of Youth and Sports himself, the cabinet has agreed to the postponement of this year’s race dates mainly to avoid a clash with another international event i.e. the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA 19) show which is scheduled to take place in the same week of the earlier date of LTdL, in Langkawi.In terms of publicity (live broadcast, international media coverage etc.) for the country and the event, it makes more sense to draw the world’s attention to Malaysia when two prestigious international events are not held at the same time.
We have been working hard ever since the word “Go”. This is indeed a challenge but something that we as a team are willing to take on. With the cooperation from all parties involved, we are determined and confident that we could provide one of the best races of LTdL ever.
We will have side events planned at each stage, various side shows at the start and finish venues and along the routes. We encourage the local spectators in cities, small towns and kampungs to show their support, join the various activities which have been planned throughout the 8-day affair. This is where publicity, promotion and the involvement of the masses and people from walks of life are vital. The social media will indeed play an important role in hyping up the event. There will also be interesting activities and contests conducted where the public could stand a chance to win attractive prizes. Very soon, our promotion and marketing initiatives will kick off and the public will get more information about it. For the latest updates the public may visit our website at www.ltdlangkawi.my and other social media accounts i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ltdlangkawi.