Tour de Singkarak

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Tour de Singkarak
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Race details
Region West Sumatra, Indonesia
Local name(s)Tour of Singkarak
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Asia Tour 2.2
Type Stage race
Organiser BNI-Maybank
Web site OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
First edition2009 (2009)
Editions10 (as of 2018)
Final edition3-10 November 2019
First winnerFlag of Iran.svg  Ghader Mizbani  (IRI)
Most winsFlag of Iran.svg  Ghader Mizbani  (IRI)(3 wins)
Final winnerFlag of Iran.svg  Khalil Khorshid  (IRI)
Logo of Tour de Singkarak (2009--2018) Logo of Tour de Singkarak.svg
Logo of Tour de Singkarak (2009—2018)

Tour de Singkarak (abbreviated TdS) is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in West Sumatra, Indonesia, and named after the Lake Singkarak. First staged in 2009, Tour de Singkarak is classified by the Union Cycling International (UCI) as a 2.2 category race as part of the UCI Asia Tour. It covers more than 1267 kilometres — from/to Padang passing around lake Singkarak and runs through inland West Sumatran cities — and lasted for a week and held annually. This exciting tour across the picturesque West Sumatra countryside`s scenic landscapes, comprising beaches, blue lakes, and numerous hairpin bends, as they climb up to the foot of the volcanoes. The total prize money is IDR 1,000,000,000 (US$100,000). BNI-Maybank was the platinum sponsor of the Tour De Singkarak since 2009 with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia. TDS is the biggest international cycling race in Indonesia, having the fifth largest audience in the world, it attracted many top international cyclists to participate in this world famous annual sports event. [1]

Road bicycle racing bicycle racing sport

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events, where riders start simultaneously and race to set finish point; and time trials, where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the clock. Stage races or "tours" take multiple days, and consist of several mass-start or time-trial stages ridden consecutively.

In sports, a stage, or leg, or heat, is a unit of a race which has been divided in several parts for the reason such as length of the distance to be covered, as in a multi-day event. Usually, such a race consists of "ordinary" stages, but sometimes stages are held as an individual time trial or a team time trial. Long races such as the Tour de France, Absa Cape Epic or the Giro d'Italia are known for their stages of one day each, whereas the boat sailing VELUX 5 Oceans Race is broken down in usually four stages of several weeks duration each, where the competitors are racing continuously day and night. In bicycling and running events, a race with stages is known as a stage race.

West Sumatra Province in Indonesia

West Sumatra is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the west coast of the island of Sumatra. It had a population of 4,846,909 at the 2010 Census and of 5,190,577 at the 2015 Intermediate Census; the latest official estimate for mid 2019 shows a population of 5,479,491. West Sumatra is sub-divided administratively into twelve regencies and seven cities. It has relatively more cities than other provinces in Indonesia, except Java province. Its capital is Padang.


Past winners

2009Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Ghader Mizbani Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2010Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Ghader Mizbani Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2011Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Amir Zargari Azad University Iran
2012 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Óscar Pujol Azad University Cross Team
2013Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Ghader Mizbani Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2014Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Amir Zargari Pishgaman Yazd
2015Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Arvin Moazemi Pishgaman–Giant
2016Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Amir Kolahdozhagh Pishgaman–Giant
2017Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Khalil Korshid Tabriz Shahrdary Team
2018Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Jesse Ewart Team Sapura Cycling

Tour de Singkarak 2009

Tour de Singkarak 2009 was held for the first time in 29 April to 3 May 2009 under full sponsorship of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia in order to promote tourism in West Sumatra. Tour de Singkarak 2009 attracted teams from 15 countries. The race covers 459 kilometres in five stages, lasted for seven days with total prize money 600 million rupiah.


Padang City in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Padang is the capital of the province of West Sumatra in Indonesia. With an area of 695 square kilometres (268 sq mi) and a population of 914,970 in 2016, it is the 10th-most populated urban centres in Indonesia, the most populated city on Sumatra's western coast, and fourth-most populated city on Sumatra.

Pariaman City in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Pariaman, is a coastal city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Pariaman has 83,151 inhabitants in 2014, an area of 73.36 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 12 km (7 mi) coastline. "Pariaman" means "safe area".

Lake Maninjau crater lake

Lake Maninjau is a caldera lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is located 36 km to the west of Bukittinggi, at 0°19′S100°12′E.


Tour de Singkarak 2010

Tour de Singkarak 2010 was held in 1–6 June 2010, joined by 12 foreign teams and 10 Indonesian teams. The race covers the total distance 551.7 kilometres in six stages. The tour was sponsored by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia with support from West Sumatran cities and regencies (kabupaten).


Bukittinggi City in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Bukittinggi, is the third largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of over 124,000 people and an area of 25.24 km². It is in the Minangkabau Highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang. The whole area is directly adjacent to the Agam Regency, and is located at 0°18′20″S100°22′9″E, near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang (inactive) and Mount Marapi. At 930 m above sea level, the city has a cool climate with temperatures between 16.1° to 24.9°C.

Payakumbuh City in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Payakumbuh is the second largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of over 127,000 people and an area of 80.43 km². It is in the Minangkabau Highlands, 120 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang and 180 km from the Riau capital city of Pekanbaru. The whole area is directly adjacent to the Lima Puluh Kota Regency. It is located near the volcano Mount Merapi, Mount Sago, and Bukit Barisan. Payakumbuh means "grassy swamp" in the Minangkabau language. It suggests that the area was originally swampy.

Sawahlunto City in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Sawahlunto is a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, 90 kilometres from Padang. Sawahlunto is known as the site for the oldest coal mining site in Southeast Asia. Sawahlunto is geographically located in a narrow valley along the Bukit Barisan mountains, and surrounded by several hills, namely Bukit Polan, Bukit Pari, and Bukit Mato. The town has a land area of 276 sq. km, and had a population of 59,821 as of 2014.

Tour de Singkarak 2011

Tour de Singkarak 2011 was held in 6–12 June 2011, covers 743.5 kilometres in seven stages across 12 cities and regencies in West Sumatra. Several tourism spots were crossed in this edition, such as Arau valley, Lake Maninjau, Kelok 44, and twin lakes Lake Diatas and Lake Dibawah.

Tour de Singkarak 2012

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Tour de Singkarak 2012

Tour de Singkarak 2012 was held on 3 June 2012, covers 856 kilometres in seven stages which the routes has been surveyed by Amaury Sport Organization which surveyed also Tour de France routes. [2]


Tour de Singkarak 2013

Tour de Singkarak 2013 is the fifth TDS held on 2 - 9 June 2013, covers 1181,6 kilometres in seven stages, participated by cyclists from 25 countries. [3]


Tour de Singkarak 2014

In the sixth Tour de Singkarak which ran in 7 to 15 June 2014, the tour route was 1,250 kilometers through 18 regencies. The number of participants reached around 160 riders from 20 teams [4]

Tour de Singkarak 2015

Tour de Singkarak 2015 is the 7th race held on 3 October to 10 October 2015. Total 24 teams took part, 5 of them came from Indonesia. [5] .


Tour de Singkarak 2016

Tour de Singkarak was held from 6 to 14 August. The race features 23 cycling teams, 18 international were and five Indonesian. The international cycling teams were from Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Korea, Australia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Kenya. A total 230 participants explored eight stages of the 1,102 kilometer track. [6] .


Tour de Singkarak 2017

The event was held from 18 to 26 November 2017 which was participated cyclists from 29 countries [7] [8] . The race was divided into nine stages,

Tour de Singkarak 2018

2018 Tour de Singkarak was held from 4-11 November, marks its 10th anniversary. Twenty one cycling teams from 26 countries, including four domestic teams and one local team, will participate. This year is extended to 1,267 kilometers (km), from 1,250 km in the previous 2017 TDS, covers 16 districts and cities [9] .


The event was held in eight stages,


114 cyclists from 20 teams participated in the first stage of TdS 2018. [10]

Tour de Singkarak 2019

2019 Tour de Singkarak covers 1,362 kilometers in West Sumatra and Jambi provinces. Ninety-eight cyclists from 24 teams and 24 countries have signed up for the tournament, held November 3-10, 2019.


The event has 9 stages, [11]

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