Tour de Indonesia

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Tour de Indonesia
Race details
DateJanuary (2018)
RegionJava, Indonesia
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.1
TypeStage race
Web sitetour.telkomspeedy.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2004 (2004)
Editions9 (as of 2019)
First winner Nathan Dahlberg (NZL)
Most winsNo repeat winners
Most recent Thomas Lebas (FRA)

The Tour de Indonesia is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Java, Indonesia since 2004. The race is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.1 category race as part of the UCI Asia Tour.

History[edit]

Several regions in Indonesia organize annual international cycling races of UCI 2.2 status, such as Tour de Singkarak in West Sumatra, Tour de Ijen Banyuwangi in East Java, Tour de Siak in Riau, Tour de Celebes in Central Sulawesi, Tour de Lombok Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Tour de Malvccas in Maluku, and Tour de Flores as well as Tour de Timor in East Nusa Tenggara. But Tour de Indonesia is the only one which achieved UCI 2.1 status.

The main sponsor of the then-named Tour d'Indonesia from 2003 to 2006 was Dji Sam Soe 234, a cigarette brand produced by Philip Morris International also called Philip Morris Racing. In 2007 Tour d'Indonesia was cancelled due to lack of funding and failure to attract a sponsor. In 2008 the tour was held again sponsored by Speedy broadband access of Telkom. Until the 2010 edition Speedy remained as official sponsor of this bicycle race.

The race was not held between 2012 and 2017, before being revived in 2018 as a 2.1 category race compared to the 2.2 it was before.[1]

Past winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
2004  New Zealand Nathan Dahlberg Greenfield Fresh Milk
2005  Iran Hossein Askari Giant Asia Racing Team
2006  Ireland David McCann Giant Asia Racing Team
2007 No race
2008  Iran Ghader Mizbani Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2009  Iran Mehdi Sohrabi Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2010  Indonesia Herwin Jaya Polygon Sweet Nice
2011  Australia Eric Sheppard Plan B Racing Team
2012–2017 No race
2018  Laos Ariya Phounsavath Thailand Continental Cycling Team
2019  France Thomas Lebas Kinan Cycling Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasanah, Ani (25 January 2018). "Tour De Indonesia with the Highest Classification Held after 7 Years". Voice of Indonesia. Radio Republik Indonesia. Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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