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After seven years Tour of Indonesia to return in January

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, December 15, 2017 | 10:31 am
After seven years Tour of Indonesia to return in January

It is expected that 17 teams will take part in the event, which will kick off at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, and finish in Denpasar, Bali, covering a total distance of 755 kilometers. (Shutterstock/File)

After a seven-year hiatus, the international bicycle race the Tour of Indonesia is set to return for four days on Jan. 25-28 next year.

The upcoming race will cover 10 regencies across three provinces, Central Java, East Java and Bali, and consist of four étapes.

It is expected that 17 teams will take part in the event, which will kick off at Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java, and finish in Denpasar, Bali, covering a total distance of 755 kilometers.  

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Raja Sapta Oktohari, the head of the Indonesian Cycling Federation (ISI), told kompas.com that the Tour of Indonesia was listed in the 2.1 category in the Union Cycliste Internationale’s (UCI) calendar.

“The Tour of Indonesia 2018 will be [a way to] show and promote Indonesian tourism effectively,” Raja said. “It’s because each étape will be designed in such a way as to pass through tourist attractions.”

He added that contestants would pass through Taman Safari Prigen (Prigen Zoo) and see the mountain view in Probolinggo in East Java. Once they arrive in Gilimanuk, Bali, they will pass along Lake Beratan in Tabanan regency prior to their arrival in Denpasar. (wir/kes)

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