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Tour de Indonesia brings Ngawi to world stage

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Madiun, East Java   /   Wed, August 21 2019   /  01:23 am
Team effort: Cyclists race across Kertosono Bridge in Nganjuk, East Java, as they complete the second stage of the 2019 Tour de Indonesia road race on Tuesday. Stage two of the race stretched 163.4 kilometers from Madiun to Batu in East Java.(Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)(Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)

Team effort: Cyclists race across Kertosono Bridge in Nganjuk, East Java, as they complete the second stage of the 2019 Tour de Indonesia road race on Tuesday. Stage two of the race stretched 163.4 kilometers from Madiun to Batu in East Java.(Antara/Prasetia Fauzani)Hundreds of residents of Ngawi, East Java, unfazed by the scorching heat of 34 degrees Celsius, flocked to the town square on Monday to wait by the roadside to watch the 2019 Tour de Indonesia cyclists cross the stage one finish line. Each cyclist was met by applause and cheers as they crossed the finish line after cycling 182.7 kilometers from Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java. The event was made livelier by a cultural festival, with students dressing in traditional attire and staging a parade with decorated bikes.Regent Budi Sulistyono welcomed the opportunity for Ngawi to host an international event, saying it cou...