25 international and Indonesian national teams have registered to participate in the grueling 1,352 kilometer long Tour d'Indonesia 2006 bike race from Bandung (West Java) to Bali set for August 28 September 4, 2006.
Dji Sam Soe Tour d'Indonesia 2006
25 teams of 5 riders each representing 14 different countries will start the race on Sunday, August 27, 2006 in Bandung and end nine days later on Jalan Pantai Kuta along Bali's famous Kuta Beach.
Strong competition is expected from professional teams from Germany, Iran, Kazhakstan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Holland and Swiss. Among the Indonesian competitors will be a team of riders from Bali who have been training in the weeks prior to the race in the hills of Kintamani.
US$100,000 in prizes are at stake with the course broken into nine stages over a course distance of 1,352 kilometers:
Bandung Cirebon (134.1 km)
Cirebon-Purwokerto (187.5 km)
Purwokerto-Solo (210 km)
Solo-Madiun (104 km)
Madiun-Malang (180 km)
Malang-Jember (181 km)
Jember-Banyuwangi (112 km)
Gilimanuk-Kuta (Bali) (150 km)
In its 4th year, the Tour d'Indonesia 2006 is now an official part of the UCI series (Union Cycliste International).
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