Presidential patronage of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality also organized with the support of "Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey" s 55. The Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Mr. Mevlüt Uysal and the Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya. The first stage of the competition, which started at Sultanahmet Square and attended by the best cyclists in the world, will be completed in Tekirdağ. 6 21 17 119 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX
Held under the auspices of the Presidency, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality also organized with the support of "Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey" began in Sultanahmet Square. 55 of the competition, attended by the best cyclists of the world. Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal and Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya gave together.
Uysal: "TURKEY'S GREATEST CONTRIBUTION WILL PROVIDE DETAILS"
After the start of the competition, answering the question of members of the press, Uysal said, ten Today we are hosting one of the largest organizations in the world. Turkey took the world's best bikers as well as its place in this contest. This organization, which will be held in the Marmara Region this year, will make a significant contribution to introducing the historical and cultural beauty of our country to the whole world. I hope we will meet our athletes here again after the 6 days. X
YERLİKAYA: AM WE ARE HAPPENING TO CONTINUE A HISTORICAL TRADITION YER
Stating that they are happy to continue a historic tradition, Yerlikaya said, beri We are happy to be able to realize an international organization that has been continuing for many years. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to this organization organized under the auspices of the Presidency Cumhur.
HAMZA YERLİKAYA: K THIS ORGANIZATION IS NOT SOAPING H
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hamza Yerlikaya said, Böl The most important feature of this organization is that it is made intercontinental because it is in the Marmara Region which connects Asia and the European side. This organization no longer fits into the container. Starting from neighboring countries expanded coverage to terminate in Turkey, "he said.
SHOWING ON THE HIGHEST LEVEL 'WORLD TOUR'
One of Turkey's most prestigious organizations, "Marmara Tour" starts with the name of international status winning races in 1965, 1966 years under the auspices of the Presidential taken. Next year all over the world in quality and organization proving itself as "Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey", 2017 years since the bicycle is the most senior category "World Tour (World Tour)" has been accepted for coverage. In recent years, the tour, which was usually held in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions, was moved to the land of his birth this year.
THE BEST BICYCLERS OF THE LOCAL-FOREIGN WORLD COMPETE
17 athletes from 119 teams are fighting Turkey Presidential Cycling Tour of. Six of the teams are World Tour teams. Turkey is participating in the national team under the name of the race. National team; Represents Ahmet Örken, Onur Balkan, Feritcan Şamlı, Ahmet Akdilek, Muhammed Atalay, Mustafa Sayar and Halil İbrahim Doğan.
The first day of the race, which will be held for the third time in the calendar of the World Tour, will pass the Istanbul-Tekirdağ stage.
The second day, which will start from Tekirdağ, will be completed in front of the 57th Regiment Martyrdom in Eceabat on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
The world-famous cyclists will then pedal between Çanakkale and Edremit.
On the fourth day, Balıkesir-Bursa stages will be completed. On the fifth day of the tour, the athletes will wait for a challenging Kartepe climb, which will be decisive in the leadership of the general classification. Cyclists will finish the "Queen stage" with a summit finish of about 1300 meters.
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will be run in the 6th and last day of track between Istanbul and Sakarya. Cyclists who will pass through the Eurasia Tunnel will end the race in Sultanahmet Square.
SPORTS'S THOUSAND MILESTONES
Approximately one thousand kilometers will be passed on the 6-day tour where the best cyclists of the world will compete. Tour will be broadcast in 185 countries, the promotion of Turkey's history and natural beauty will still provide a major contribution. Turkey's most prestigious sports organizations of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, had reached nearly 700 million homes last year with live broadcast. Dimension Data's world-famous Great British sprinter Mark Cavendish will compete again in Turkey. Cavendish had 2014 stages in 4 and 2015 stages in 3 in the Presidential Tour. Eyes on the tour will also be at Irish sprinter Sam Bennett from the team of Bora-Hansgrohe, who has won 7 stages over the past two years.
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage and distances as follows:
1. stage: İstanbul-Tekirdağ (156,7 kilometer)
2. stage: Tekirdağ-Eceabat (183,3 kilometer)
3. stage: Çanakkale-Edremit (122,6 kilometers)
4. stage: Balıkesir-Bursa (194,3 kilometer)
5. stage: Bursa-Kartepe (164,1 kilometer)
6. stage: Sakarya-Istanbul (164,1 kilometer)
Last 10 winners of the year:
2009: Daryl Impey (South Africa)
2010: Giovanni Visconti (Italy)
2011: Alexander Efemkin (Russia)
2012: Alexandr Dyachenko (Kazakhstan)
2013: Natnael Berhane (Eritrea)
2014: Adam Yates (Great Britain)
2015: Kristijan Durasek (Croatia)
2016: Jose Goncalves (Portugal)
2017: Diego Ulissi (Italy)
2018: Eduard Prades (Spain)