Istanbul Preparing For the Tour
Istanbul's first large-scale cycling event, Tour of Istanbul, will be held between Thursday, 28 September and Sunday, 1 October.
The event, included in the International Cycling Union’s calendar this year, consists of four stages. The Tour will start with the 176.7km Arnavutköy-Arnavutköy stage on 28 September and will be followed by the 134.9km Şile-Şile and the 132km Beykoz-Beykoz stages on 29 and 30 September respectively. In the last stage, that is to be an intercontinental ride on the 1st of October, the cyclists will start from Sultanahmet to pedal 92.9km to finish in Caddebostan.
Detailed information on the Tour of Istanbul, where 20 teams and 140 athletes from 14 countries are expected to participate, can be found at www.tourofistanbul.com.tr. Timing services for the event will be provided by Depar Timing.