Bali attracts cycle race

DENPASAR, 17 January 20128:  A 600 km ‘Tour de Indonesia’ Bicycle Race will cross the finishing line on Bali Sunday, 28 January.

Organised by the Indonesia Sport Cycling Association, winners of the stage race will be award trophies by Bali’s governor.

As reported by Balidiscovery and, the chairman of the Indonesian Sport Cycling Association (PB ISSI), Raja Sapta Okto Hari said Bali has a very strong attraction as the finishing point for a race that will wend its way across Java to Bali next week.

Tour de Indonesia is the first category 2.1 race hosted in Indonesia and will form a permanent part of the international calendar of cycling races that the country will promote as a top tourist draw event.

The race will start at different cities in the future and visit different places during the week-long race, but will always end in Bali as the finishing point and venue for post race presentations and party.

The Tour de Indonesia 2018 will cover a 600-km route beginning at Candi Prambanan on the outskirts of Yogyakarta and travel to Ngawi, Madiun, Mojokerto, Probolinggo, Banyuwangi, Gilimanuk, and ending in Denpasar, Bali.

International teams will join the race as part of their training preparations for major cycle races in the European circuit during spring and summer months.