Tour de Indonesia 2018 start from Prambanan to Bali
The Tour de Indonesia is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Java, Indonesia since 2004. The race is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.1 category race as part of the UCI Asia Tour.
The main sponsor of the then-named Tour d'Indonesia from 2003 to 2006 was Dji Sam Soe 234, a cigarette brand produced by Philip Morris International also called Philip Morris Racing. In 2007 Tour d'Indonesia was cancelled due to lack of funding and failure to attract a sponsor. In 2008 the tour was held again sponsored by Speedy broadband access of Telkom. Until the 2010 edition Speedy remained as official sponsor of this bicycle race.
The race was not held between 2012 and 2017, before being revived in 2018 as the Tour de Indonesia, as a 2.1 category race compared to the 2.2 it was before.
Tour de Indonesia 2018
After a seven-year vacuum, Tour de Indonesia (TDI) is again held this year on January 25-28. TDI 2018 will be followed by 15 teams of continental cycling bikes with a total contest of IDR 2 Billion.
Chairman of the Board of Indonesian Sports Cycling Association (PB ISSI), Raja Sapta Oktohari said, there will be a striking difference in the title of TDI 2018. With level 2.1, TDI became the cycling event with the highest point classification in Indonesia today.
“There must be a lot of challenges after a seven-year vacuum. However, our spirit is to revive and prove to the world that Indonesia can host prestigious activities on the UCI calendar (World Bicycle Federation), “Okto said during a press conference in Yogyakarta on Wednesday (24/1).
By having the highest point classification, participants who may participate in this event are at least continental level or above. In addition, and the tools provided to the rider is better than the 2.2 level.
The event will cross four stages within 640 kilometers, starting from Prambanan Temple in Sleman to Denpasar, Bali.
Four Etape Tour de Indonesia 2018
1.Candi Prambanan – Ngawi (124.7 km)
2.Madiun – Mojokerto (117.5 km)
3.Probolinggo – Banyuwangi (200 km)
4.Gilimanuk – Denpasar (170.9 km)
Contestants of Tour de Indonesia 2018
1.PGN Road Cycling Team (INA)
2.KFC Cycling Team (INA)
3.ACC Cycling Team (INA)
4.Team Sapura Cycling (MAS)
5.Terengganu Pro Asia Cycling Team (MAS)
6.7-Eleven Cycling Team (PHI)
7.Thailand Continental Cycling Team (THA)
8.Nex CCN (LAO)
9.Aisan Cycling Team (JPN)
10.Interpro Cycling Academy (JPN)
11.St. George Continental Cycling Team (AUS)
12.Team McDonalds Down Under (AUS)
13.Java Partizan Pro Cycling Team (SRB)
14.Indonesian National Team
15.Malaysian National Cycling Team
16.Eritrean National Team