International Cycling Federation of the 32 international road and mountain bike races on the calendar will take place on September 3, Erciyes between 11 October which became the center of the cycling sport in Kayseri, Turkey. The organization will witness the struggle of master pedal players for 40 days.
Erciyes International Road and Mountain Bike Racing, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, Erciyes Inc., Erciyes High Altitude Sports Tourism Association, Velo Erciyes RATE Development Agency organized by the International Cycling Union UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and Turkey Cycling Federation co-operation and Devel Municipality Sports A. Ş will be realized with the support of Kayseri Transportation Inc., Provincial Health Directorate and public institutions and organizations.
Between 3 September and 11 October, 12 international cycling competitions, including 2 international road bike competitions, 20 downhill and 32 mountain biking, will be held in Kayseri. Erciyes will make its mark on the cycling community by hosting the most international races in the world.
Turkey Erciyes High Altitude Camps and bike races around the world, including other US, Italy, Spain, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine, China, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, cycling team will participate from Colombia. 90 male and 55 female professional athletes will participate in the competitions in Erciyes.
The organization will be held on the routes of Melikgazi, Talas, Kocasinan, Develi, Yahyalı, Hacılar, Yeşilhisar, Felahiye, Özvatan, Tomarza districts, especially in the city center of Kayseri, and the historical and natural beauties of the city will be brought to the foreground. Mountain bike and Downhill races will take place on the Erciyes Bike Park tracks.
The cancellation of hundreds of racing organizations around the world due to the corona virus epidemic turned the eyes of all professional cycling teams to Kayseri Erciyes Mountain. Accommodation at 2.200 meters, the quality and diversity of the roads, the proximity of the mountain to the airport, the opportunity to fly directly from many points, especially Europe, the climate, the quality service compared to the rival mountains in Europe and the visa-free travel of our country from many countries put the region in the foreground.
To the press conference held in Erciyes MagaSaray Hotel before the competitions; Turkey Cycling Federation President Erol Küçükbakırc, Kayseri Erciyes Inc. Chairman Dr. Murat Cahid CINGI, ORAN Development Agency Secretary General Ahmet Emin KİLCİ, Youth and Sports Provincial Director Murat ESKİCİ and VELO Erciyes Organizer Mustafa Kemal CANFEDAİ participated.
Stating that Erciyes is not only a center for winter and ski sports, but also among the best in the world in cycling sports, Erciyes A.Ş Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Murat Cahid Cıngı “You know that the investments of our Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality in Erciyes continue at a great pace. We started to see the fruits of the Erciyes Master Plan not only in winter and ski tourism, but also in all sports branches. Since the day we were founded in 2011, we have given particular importance to cycling in Erciyes. We shaped our investments accordingly. "We will do Erciyes bike center in Turkey," we put forth a vision. We have been working for years to keep Erciyes alive for 4 seasons. All efforts of our municipality are in this direction. We showed ourselves in winter sports. We have now proven that we are a preferred point in cycling ”.
Turkey Cycling Federation President Erol Erciyes Küçükbakırc also said that it has all the infrastructure to make international races. Stating that Kayseri is one of the most suitable cities for cycling, Küçükbakırcı said, “When there is wealth like Erciyes in this location, it is not a dream to have 32 international races. I am sure that in a short time, Erciyes will be the indispensable address of cycling in the world ”.
Ahmet Emin Kilci, General Secretary of ORAN Development Agency, said, “First, ORAN Development Agency, Erciyes A.Ş. Erciyes Mountain Region started to attract the attention of cycling athletes within the scope of the project that we initiated together with Velo Erciyes and Erciyes High Altitude Camping facilities. Today, we started to reap the fruits of our work with the races to be held ”.
Youth and Sports Provincial Director Murat Eskici said, “The level reached with the foundation of the high altitude camp center in Erciyes, the superior effort of our municipality and the support of public institutions is clear. We are grateful and thankful to our Federation. They showed their will to hold the majority of the competitions in our city, ”he said.
VELO Erciyes Organizer Mustafa Kemal CANFEDAI also gave information about the races.
Race schedule is as follows;
3 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Develi - Woman
3 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Develi - Male
4 September 2020 Road Cycling Grand Prix Cappadocia - Men
4 September 2020 Road Cycling Grand Prix Cappadocia - Woman
September 5, 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Mount Erciyes 2.200 MT - Female
September 5, 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Mount Erciyes 2.200 MT & amp; ndash; Male
6 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix World's Best High Altitude - Erkek
6 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix World's Best High Altitude - Woman
10 - 13 September 2020 Mountain Bike Mega Saray Erciyes Hotel MTB Races-4 Days / 4 Races
14 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Velo Erciyes - Men
14 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Velo Erciyes & amp; ndash; Woman
15 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Central Anatolia & amp; ndash; Woman
15 September 2020 Road Bike Grand Prix Central Anatolia - Man
17 - 20 September 2020 Mountain Bike Velo Erciyes MTB Races - 4 Days / 4 Races
20 September 2020 Mountain Bike Erciyes Downhill
23 September 2020 Mountain Bike Central Anatolia MTB Cup
September 24, 2020 Mountain Bike Kayseri MTB Cup
27 September 2020 Mountain Bike Kayseri Velo Erciyes Downhill
October 1, 2020 Mountain Bike Victory Day & amp; ndash; Victory Day MTB Cup
2 October 2020 Mountain Biking Mirada Del Lago Hotel MTB Cup
3 October 2020 Mountain Bike Mt Argeus 2.200 mt MTB Cup
4 October 2020 Mountain Bike Best High Altitude MTB Cup
8-11 October 2020 Mountain Bike Marmonti Erciyes MTB races - 4 Days / 4 Races