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European Capital of Sport Istanbul will host Eurasia Cycling Tour

Within the framework of the celebration of 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands and Istanbul European Capital of Sports 2012, the “Eurasia Cycling Tour” is being organized.

Press Conference:

The Eurasia Cecling Trip Press Conference will take place on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 10.00 in Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Consul General Onno KERVERS, General Manager of Spor AS Alpaslan Baki ERTEKIN, Cultural Attaches Daniel STORK, General President of The Turkish Green Crescent Muharrem BALCI and Representative of Turkish Cycling Federation will participate to this press conference.

Program of Press Conference:

Date: April 17, 2012Breakfast0: 09:30Press Conference: 10:00Place: General Consulate of DutchAddress: Istiklal Cad. No: 393, 34433 Beyoglu, IstanbulTelefon: (212) 393 21 21

Eurasia Cycling Tour

The 8-stage Hors Class event reversed its route in 2012. Istanbul hosts the final stage of Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.

The “Eurasia Cycling Trip” will take place on Sunday, 29 April 2012 in a joint cooperation between the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, Spor A.S. and the Turkish Green Crescent. As a parallel amateur event to the professional Presidential Cycling Tour, it will start right after the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey cyclists cross the bridge.

"Euro-Asia Cycling Trip" will start at Yahya Kemal Park located in Barbaros Avenue and follow İstanbul ringroad to reach Bosphorus Bridge. After passing the Bosphorous Bridge, the cyclist will turn at the second traffic lights towards Fenerbahçe Stadium through Rüştiye Street and follow the Caddebostan Park and reach Finish line.

Registration Procedures

After finalizing registration via, the participants will pick up the race numbers in organization tent in Taksim Square on 27-28 April, 2012.

Points to Consider:

  • Shuttle bus transfer will be available on Taksim, Kadıköy and Bakırköy Square upon preference of the participants.
  • While registration please mark the location that you will attend from
  • It is mandatory for all participants to wear helmet
  • The person who wish to participate in "Euro-Asia Cycling Trip" with special jersey prepared by Netherlands Consulate can contact via email:
  • No attendances are allowed less than 18 years old.
  • The participation will be limited for 1000 person.

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