Radar Bali reports that efforts are now underway to hold a 700-kilometer Tour de Bali cycling race in May 2012.
The Bali chapter of the Indonesian Sports Cycling Association (ISSI) is aiming for the Tour de Bali to be held May 16-20, 2012, but are still waiting for final confirmation of the event from the national headquarter office of the ISSI in Jakarta.
“We made a preliminary proposal for May 16-20. But what happens is up to headquarters. We are only the organizers in the province. The final decision is in the hands of the headquarters of ISSI,” explained Nyoman Kertiyasa of the technical commission of ISSI-Bal
The plan put forward by ISSI-Bali
called for a five-stage race covering a distance of more than 700 kilometers. The racers will circle the island of Bali, passing major tourist attractions along the way.
The proposed race would start in Denpasar and then head to Singaraja via Karangasem and Tejekula. The second stage would travel from Singaraja to Tabanan via Jembrana. The third stage covers Tabanan to Bedugul after doing a circuit of Bali’s capital of Denpasar. The fourth stage starts in Bedugul and travels to Kintamani. The last stage covers the distance from Kintamani to Pecatu.
“All of this is in the early planning stages with final verification to be done by the technical team from the headquarters of ISSI
and the ICI (Union Cycliste Internationale)
who will decide the final route,” said Kertiyasa.
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