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55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey is a professional road bicycle racing stage race held annually in Turkey, now in world tour category. 55th Tour of Turkey will be organized under 6 stages between 16-21 April 2019.

Tour of Turkey (2019)

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey is also known as TUR, organized traditionally by Turkish Cycling Federation every year. The tour started in 1963 as the Marmara Tour, gained an international status for the first time in 1965 and was included within the sponsorship of Presidential Office in 1966.

The high level competition features world renowned cyclists and teams that compete during six stages.

Every year, thousands of sports fans come to Turkey especially to witness professional competition and to be a part of this event.


Stages of the Tour of Turkey

55th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey will be held on its renewed route, and will start the day with the following stages and start times;

  • Stage 1: 16 April 2019 Istanbul-Tekirdag (156.7 km)
  • Stage 2: 17 April 2019 Tekirdag-Eceabat (183.3 km)
  • Stage 3: 18 April 2019 Canakkale-Edremir (122.6 km)
  • Stage 4: 19 April 2019 Balikesir-Bursa (194.3 km)
  • Stage 5: 20 April 2019 Bursa-Kartepe (164.1 km)
  • Stage 6: 21 April 2019 Sakarya-Istanbul (172.4 km)

TUR takes place around April every year. In 2017 the event became a part of the UCI World Tour, so organisers moved the dates to October and then April back again to prevent overlaps with other international cycling events.

For more details, please visit the www.tourofturkey.org.tr


Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Presidential Cycling Tour, Turkey