Turkey.. The Minister of Sports launches the stage of the bicycle race

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On the fourth day of the competition, 161 cyclists from 25 teams will compete, starting from Konak Square in the center of Izmir, heading towards Manisa.

The fourth round race is scheduled to end around 14:30 on Wednesday.

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And on Sunday, the first stage of the 57th edition of the Turkish Presidential Cycling Tour (Tour of Türkiye) kicked off in the southwestern state of Mugla.

The first race was organized in 1963 under the name “Marmara Race”, and it acquired an international character in 1965, before it became sponsored by the Presidency of the Turkish Republic in 1966.

It is the first and only intercontinental race and consists of 8 stages with a total length of 1,303 km.

The race activities will conclude with the eighth and final round in Istanbul on April 17th.