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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2018

Thousands arrive in Turkey especially to witness professional competition and the rest of the world follow the race on popular sport channels

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Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey is an annual international road cycling competition that began in 1963 as a national Marmara Tour. It grew to the international level and gained the status of a presidential tour in 1965. Nowadays, the week-long race involves dozens of professional cyclists from all over the world. The route compounded of a number of stages stretches across a vast patch of Turkish lands overlooked by both urban and wild landscapes. The main spots on the cycling map are Istanbul, Cappadocia, Aksaray, Konya, Seydişehir, Alanya, Kemer, Kumluca, Elmalı, Fethiye, Marmaris, and Selçuk.

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Every year the event draws thousands of sports fans to Turkey for the first-hand experience. Those who can't make it on time follow live broadcasting provided by prestigious sports channels, such as Eurosport and others.

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The race used to take place around April until its 53d edition. In 2017 the event became a part of the UCI WorldTour, so organisers had to move the dates to October to prevent overlaps with other international cycling events and ensure necessary attendance.

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