Tour de Singkarak
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.
|Region||West Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Local name(s)||Tour of Singkarak|
|Competition||UCI Asia Tour 2.2|
|Editions||10 (as of 2018)|
|Final edition||3–10 November 2019|
|First winner||Ghader Mizbani (IRI)|
|Most wins||Ghader Mizbani (IRI) (3 wins)|
|Final winner||Khalil Khorshid (IRI)|
|2009||Iran||Ghader Mizbani||Tabriz Petrochemical Team|
|2010||Iran||Ghader Mizbani||Tabriz Petrochemical Team|
|2011||Iran||Amir Zargari||Azad University Iran|
|2012||Spain||Óscar Pujol||Azad University Cross Team|
|2013||Iran||Ghader Mizbani||Tabriz Petrochemical Team|
|2014||Iran||Amir Zargari||Pishgaman Yazd|
|2017||Iran||Khalil Korshid||Tabriz Shahrdary Team|
|2018||Australia||Jesse Ewart||Team Sapura Cycling|
Tour de Singkarak 2009Edit
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.
- Stage 1 Padang: 15.8 kilometres, start in Taman Budaya Padang.
- Stage 2a Padang—Pariaman: 84.5 kilometres
- Stage 2b, Pariaman— Muko-muko/Lake Maninjau : 90.6 kilometres
- Stage 3 Lake Maninjau—Bukittinggi: 51.3 kilometres
- Stage 4 Padangpanjang—Sawahlunto: 88.2 kilometres, start in front of Jam Gadang through Pagaruyung Palace
- Stage 5 Sawahlunto—Batusangkar: 102.4 kilometres
- Stage 6 Bukittinggi—Solok: 244.6 kilometres around Lake Singkarak.
Tour de Singkarak 2010Edit
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).
Tour de Singkarak 2011Edit
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 2012Edit
Tour de Singkarak 2013Edit
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.
- Stage 1 Bukittinggi - Bonjol
- Stage 2 Padang Panjang - Tanah Datar
- Stage 3 Payakumbuh - Danau Singkarak
- Stage 4 Sijunjung - Dharmasraya
- Stage 5 Sawahlunto - Solok Selatan
- Stage 6 Pariaman - Pesisir Selatan
- Stage 7 Padang Pariaman - Padang
Tour de Singkarak 2014Edit
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
Tour de Singkarak 2015Edit
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.
Tour de Singkarak 2016Edit
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.
Tour de Singkarak 2017Edit
- Stage 1:Tanah Datar - Padang with the travel distance of 107 kilometers,
- Stage 2: Painan – Sawahlunto (166 kilometers),
- Stage 3: Muaro Sijunjung – Punjung Island (100 kilometers),
- Stage 4: Singkarak Lake – Payakumbuh (135 kilometers),
- Stage 5: Harau Valley – Padang Panjang (101 kilometers),
- Stage 6: Solok – South Padang Aro Solok (140 kilometers),
- Stage 7: Pariaman – West Pasaman (157 kilometers),
- Stage 8: Padang Pariaman – Agam (101 kilometers), and
- Stage 9: Pasaman – Bukittinggi (90 kilometers).
Tour de Singkarak 2018Edit
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.
The event was held in eight stages,
- Stage 1: Bukittinggi-Sijunjung, stretching 140.5 km,
- Stage 2: Sawahlunto- Dharmasraya, covering a total distance of 204.1 km,
- Stage 3: Singkarak-Tanah Datar, stretching 150.4 km,
- Stage 4: Padang-Agam,
- Stage 5: Limapuluh Kota-Pasaman, 170.5 km,
- Stage 6: Solok-Payakumbuh, 105 km,
- Stage 7: Padangpanjang-South Solok, 194.4 km, and
- Stage 8/Final: South Pesisir to Pariaman, stretching 158 km.
114 cyclists from 20 teams participated in the first stage of TdS 2018.
Tour de Singkarak 2019Edit
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,
- Stage 1: 107.3 km from Pariaman city to Tanah Datar regency.
- Stage 2: 112.2 km from Pasaman regency to Bukittinggi city.
- Stage 3: stretches 129.9 km from Lembah Harau valley (Limapuluh Kota regency) to Padang Panjang city,
- Stage 4: comprise 205.3 km from Dharmasraya regency to Sawahlunto city,
- Stage 5: 206.5 km ride from Payakumbuh city to Ambun Pagi (Agam regency),
- Stage 6 : 214.1 km from Dermaga Singkarak Dock (Solok regency) to Padang Aro (South Solok regency), *Stage 7: 82.9 km from Kayu Aro (Kerinci regency) to Dermaga Danau Kerinci Dock (Kerinci regency of Jambi),
- Stage 8: 212.9 km from Kota Sungai Penuh (Jambi) to Painan (South Pesisir regency of West Sumatra),
- Stage 9: 107.7 km from Carocok Beach (South Pesisir regency, West Sumatra) to Padang.
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