The opening schedule and schedule of the 23 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, which will be held in Sakarya between October 25-2020, has been announced. The championship, which will be opened at 23:20.00 on Friday, October 25, will last for two days and will end with a giant race on Sunday, October XNUMX. President Ekrem Yüce invited all citizens to Sunflower Bicycle Valley to experience the excitement of the championship.
The opening schedule and schedule of the 23 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, which will be held between October 25-2020, hosted by Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality, has been announced. The opening ceremony of the giant championship, which will be held in Sakarya for the first time under the auspices of the Presidency, will be held on Friday, October 23 at 20.00:2020 in Sunflower Bicycle Valley. Sakarya EXPO area, which will shed light on the historical, cultural, artistic and local life of our city before the 4 World Mountain Bike Marathon Championship, will remain open for XNUMX days.
The championship begins
The events of the championship, which will turn the eyes of the whole world to Sakarya, will start with the Gran Fondo races on Saturday, October 24th. For the Sakarya Gran Fondo races, where all cycling enthusiasts will compete, the contestants will start on Saturday, September 24th from Sunflower Bicycle Valley at 9.30. The short track will be 50 and the long track will be 100 kilometers. The pedals to be turned on the Northern Marmara Motorway route will be open to all amateur cyclists. Athlete registrations and accreditation will also take place on Saturday between 14.00:17.00 and 15.00:XNUMX. The press conference of the championship will be held on the same day at XNUMX:XNUMX in Sunflower Bicycle Valley.
The final day of the championship is Sunday, October 25th
The races, in which world-famous cyclists will compete with each other, will be held on Sunday, October 25th. The races, which will be broadcast live from many local and foreign channels, will start at 12.00 in the men's category and at 12.30 in the women's category. Master cyclists will compete for the world championship title on the 110 km for men and 81 km for women. The award ceremony of the championship will be held when the competitors who get degrees in their categories reach the finish point.
EXPO official opening is on Friday, October 23
Many guests from Turkey and abroad will come to Sakarya for the giant championship, which is one of the most prestigious organizations in the world and will be held for the first time in our country. Sakarya EXPO, established on an area of 28 thousand square meters in order to contribute to the promotion of the city in the giant organization where Sakarya will be introduced to the world, events, bicycle shows, competitions, entertainment shows, folk dances, educational activities will be presented to the participants and surprise gifts will be presented to the citizens for 4 days. There will also be championship sponsors, world companies, and district municipalities in the field. All citizens were invited to the events where surprise gifts would be distributed.
Invitation from President Yüce to the championship
Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem Yüce invited all citizens to Sunflower Bicycle Valley to experience the excitement of the championship and said, “We have come to the last moment. We host the championship in Sakarya at the weekend. We want to meet in Sunflower Bicycle Valley for the championship, which we consider very important for the promotion of our city. I invite all my fellow citizens to witness these special moments ”.
The calendar of the championship to be held between 23-25 October is as follows;
Friday, October 23
- 13.30 - Sakarya EXPO Official Opening
- 20.00 - Opening ceremony
24 October Saturday
- 09.30 o'clock - Gran Fondo races
- 14.00 / 17.00 - Athlete registration and accreditation
- 15.00 o'clock - Press conference
Sunday, 25 October
- 12.00 o'clock - World Championship Start Men Category
- 12.30 o'clock - World Championship Start Women Category
- Award Ceremony (after the first 3 athletes arrive)
Sakarya EXPO's activity schedule is as follows;
- 23-24-25 November - 10.00 / Opening - 22.00 / Closing
- 12.00 / 17.00 - Children's workshops
- 19.00 / 22.00 - Band, mehteran and folk dance performances