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", which started with the name of international status in 1965. kazanThe moment race was taken under the auspices of the Presidency in 1966. The "Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey", which proved itself to the whole world in terms of quality and organization in the following years, was accepted into the scope of the "World Tour", the highest level category of bicycle, since 2017. The tour, which has been generally organized in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions in recent years, moved to the lands of its 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
In the 6-day tour, where the world's best cyclists will compete, approximately one thousand kilometers will be passed. The tour, which will be broadcast in 185 countries, will again contribute greatly to the promotion of Turkey's historical and natural beauties. Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, one of Turkey's most prestigious sports organizations, reached approximately 700 million residences with live broadcasts last year. Dimension Data's world-famous sprinter from Great Britain, Mark Cavendish, will race in Turkey again. Cavendish had 2014 stage victories in 4 and 2015 stage victories in 3 on the Presidential Tour. Eyes on the tour also 7 stages in the last two years kazanThe moment will be Irish sprinter Sam Bennett from the Bora-Hansgrohe team.
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 years kazanmoments:
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)