Senin , 17 July 2017, 18:43 WIB

67 cyclists participate in fourth stage of Tour de Flores 2017

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Antara/Nyoman Budhiana
Cyclists cross the Ende beach on third stage of Tour de Flores (TDF) 2017 at Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, on Sunday (July 16).
Cyclists cross the Ende beach on third stage of Tour de Flores (TDF) 2017 at Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, on Sunday (July 16).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MBAY -- Some 67 cyclists from several countries took part in the fourth stage of the Tour de Flores (TdF) 2017 on Monday.

The 170.9-kilometer (km)-long stage started from Mbay town in Nagekeo District and will finish in Borong town, East Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

The number of cyclists decreased from 71 in the previous stages since four of them had failed to continue their participation in the race.

In the third stage on Saturday, Arvin Moazamigodarzi of Iran emerged the winner in the TdF 2017 cycling race being held on July 14-19.

Drew Morey, a member of Malaysia's Terengganu Cycling Team, was the winner in the first stage on Thursday, while Muhammad Imam Arifin of Indonesia won the second stage on Friday.

The TdF 2017 covers a total distance of 808 km, an increase from 661.5 km in 2016, due to the addition of the Aegela-Mbay route in Ngada District.

Some 20 cycling teams comprising more than 150 cyclists from 11 countries in Europe, America, Asia, and Australia are participating in the tour.

The first stage, covering a distance of 148 km, started from Larantuka in East Flores District and finished in Maumere in Sikka District, last Friday.

The second stage was held on Saturday from Maumere to Ende, covering a distance of 142.8 km.

The third stage was from Ende to Mbay covering 83.3 km; the fourth stage from Mbay to Borong spanning 170.9 km; the fifth stage from Borong to Ruteng, 55.5 km; and the sixth stage from Ruteng to Labuan Bajo, 120.2 km.

The TdF is a sports tourism event intended to promote Flores Island's tourism potentials.

Sumber : Antara