Tour de Bintan back on rails after two difficult Covid years

The biggest mass participation event in South East Asia takes place this weekend to celebrate its 10th birthday after two years of covid.

481 riders (69 women, 412 men) have signed up for one of the many events of the cycling festival. Most riders combine the 17km time trial on Friday with the 138km Granfondo Classic on Saturday and another competitive 113km Granfondo Century on Sunday. All three stage count for an overall ranking over the weekend, the time trial and Saturday race count as qualifier event for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships who take place in Scotland next year august.

There is also an option for a non-competitive 82 and 52km distance on both Saturday and Sunday.

125 riders will do the time trial in Plaza Lagoi on a slightly undulating course with 220m of elevation. Riders start with an interval of 30 seconds on a regular road bike.

309 riders have signed up for the 138km race on Saturday with 1492m of elevation, starting and finishing in Simpang Lagoi. Due to road construction works, men and women get the same course this year. 180 of them will also combine with the Challenge distance on Sunday.

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