Where's that GPS?
Le Tour de Langkawi, Malaysia.
Since 2008, and with the sole exception of 2010, this race has been the exclusive preserve of Sr. Gianni Savio and his Androni Giocattoli Team.
But other teams, including Orica GreenEdge are chomping at the bit to rain on Savio's parade. Should be interesting.
Androni will be fielding Gil, Ochoa, Rodriguez, Bertazzo, Facchini and Rosa.
Among thier challengers will be Allan Davis and Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge), Theo Bos (Blanco Pro Racing), Pierre Rolland (Team Europcar) and Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team).
My Danger Man pick for this race:
Jonathan Monsalve (Vivi Fantani) - who won this race in 2011 while riding for Le Meastro Savio on Androni. I'm thinking that Monsalve would like to prove he can do it again, without Savio's self-declared magic touch.
Le Tour De Langkawi Start List | Cyclingnews.com
Ten days of racing in Malaysian heat and humidity with no rest days - sometimes, I don't envy these guys!
Stage Date Start and Finish Distance:
Stage 1) Thursday, 21 February 2013 Kangar - Kulim 162.7 km
Stage 2) Friday, 22 February 2013 Serdang - Kuala Kangsar 117.8 km
Stage 3) Saturday, 23 February 2013 Sungai Siput - Cameron Highlands 140.7 km
Stage 4) Sunday, 24 February 2013 Tapah - Kapar 168.0 km
Stage 5) Monday, 25 February 2013 Proton - Genting 110.3 km
Stage 6) Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Mentakab - Kuantan 217.5 km
Stage 7) Wednesday, 27 February 2013 Kuantan - Dungun 149.8 km
Stage 8) Thursday, 28 February 2013 Kuala Terengganu - Tanah Merah 164.5 km
Stage 9) Friday, 1 March 2013 Pasir Puteh - Kuala Berang 123.6 km
Stage 10) Saturday, 2 March 2013 Tasik Kenyir - Kuala Terengganu Loop 114.8 km
TOTAL DISTANCE : 1469.7 km
Gallery: Teams Presented At Tour De Langkawi | Cyclingnews.com