Turkish Cycling Federation

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Turkish Cycling Federation
Türkiye Bisiklet Federasyonu
Abbreviation TBF
Formation 1923
Type Government organisation
Purpose Sport
Headquarters Ulus
Location
Region served Turkey
Official language Turkish
President Emin Müftüoğlu
Parent organization GSGM
Website bisiklet.gov.tr/tr/

The Turkish Cycling Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Bisiklet Federasyonu, TBF) is the national governing body of cycle racing in Turkey. Founded in 1923, its headquarters is located in Ulus quarter of Ankara. Current president of TBF is Emin Müftüoğlu.

The TBF is a member of the UCI and the UEC.

History[edit]

The first bicycle competition held in Turkish history was organized by ethnic Armenian Leon effendi and Papazyan in 1910-1912 in the city of Salonica.[1]

Eventually, these Cycling competitions got sponsored by the Feberbahçe sports club which organized races from the Feberbahçe neighborhood, then Maslak, and Bakirkoy.[1]

The Turkish Cycling Federation was eventually established in 1923.[1] Its first national competition was held in 1927 which started from Taksim and ended in Bulgaria.[1]

Events[edit]

The federation organizes following cycling events every year, which are part of UCI Europe Tour and are rated with 2.2:

as well as

Other events are:[2]

  • Tour of Mevlana
  • Tour of Sivas
  • Tour of Trabzon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d ""History of our Federation"" (in Turkish). Turkish Cycling Federation. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bisikletin Dağ ve Yolu Alanya'da Buluşuyor" (in Turkish). Türkiye Bisiklet Federasyonu. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 

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