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Weather challenges racers, organizers at Tour de Singkarak

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:54 am

Bright before the storm: Cyclists start stage four of the 2018 Tour de Singkarak at Cimpago Beach, Padang, West Sumatra, on Wednesday. Unpredictable weather has been a challenge for the riders, especially on Wednesday and Thursday, with heavy downpours occurring.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)Hard rain that hit stage four on Wednesday and stage five on Thursday in the 2018 Tour de Singkarak has motivated the organizers to reschedule next year’s 11th edition, to hold it earlier, before the monsoon season. The chairman of this year’s tour edition, Nasrul Abit, who is also West Sumatra’s deputy governor, said unpredictable weather was one of the challenges that the organizers should take into consideration as it impacts road conditions and cyclist safety. “We will organize the next edition before the monsoon comes,” he said on Wednesday after deploying the participants in the start line of ...