The Tour of Türkiye is a powerful promotional tool for the country, beyond being a cycling competition, according to Emin Muftuoglu, head of the Balkan Cycling Union and Turkish Cycling Federation.
Muftuoglu told Anadolu that 2008 marked a milestone for the race as it had its inaugural live broadcast which helped it expand its reach, and as of last year is being broadcast in more than 190 countries. "It not only promotes the use of bicycles and the grassroots growth of the sport but also contributes to the overall liveliness of the country," he said.
Muftuoglu said the evolution of the race is evident in the growing number of participants. From a modest five to six cyclists racing in 2006, the "Granfondo" category now attracts an average of 1,500 to 2,000 participants.
"Fortunately, the event has managed to avoid significant negative incidents so far, underlining its success and safety," said Muftuoglu.
He stressed that strengthening the Tour of Türkiye’s brand value showcases its prowess and contributes to the overall appeal of Turkish tourism.
The Tour of Türkiye serves as a powerful promotional tool. Renowned cyclists like Mark Cavendish and Jasper Philipsen, the world’s best sprinter, actively compete, enhancing the race’s brand value, added Muftuoglu. Babadag stage The Fethiye – Babadag stage, also known as the Queen Stage, includes a steep and winding road with plenty of bends to the summit of Babadag at an altitude of 1,937 meters (6,355 feet).The Babadah stage is the hardest climb ever featured in a Union Cycliste […]