Tour of Almaty

The Tour of Almaty is an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Kazakhstan. It is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.1 race, as part of the UCI Asia Tour. From 2013 to 2016, the race was held as a one-day race, before moving to its current two-day format in 2017.

Tour of Almaty
Race details
Date
  • October (2013–2016)
  • September (2017–2018)
  • August (2019)
RegionKazakhstan
Local name(s)Тур Алматы
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Asia Tour 2.1
Type
  • One-day race (2013–2016)
  • Stage race (2017–present)
Web sitewww.touralmaty.com Edit this at Wikidata
History
First edition2013 (2013)
Editions7 (as of 2019)
First winner Maxim Iglinsky (KAZ)
Most wins Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
(4 wins)
Most recent Yuriy Natarov (KAZ)

HistoryEdit

2014Edit

In 2014 the 2nd annual Tour of Almaty was organized by the Almaty Akimat and the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation. It was broadcast live by Eurosport, KazSport and Almaty channels. More than 20 teams, including Astana Pro Team, competed in the race.[1] The event coincided with the 100 year anniversary of cycling in Kazakhstan.[1] Astana team rider and 2014 Asian Games time trial champion Alexey Lutsenko won the race.[1]

 
Tour of Almaty, Part of the route

Past winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
2013   Kazakhstan Maxim Iglinsky Kazakhstan national team
2014   Kazakhstan Alexey Lutsenko Astana
2015   Kazakhstan Alexey Lutsenko Astana
2016   Kazakhstan Alexey Lutsenko Astana
2017   Kazakhstan Alexey Lutsenko Astana
2018   Italy Davide Villella Astana
2019   Kazakhstan Yuriy Natarov Astana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Astana cyclist Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty". Tengrinews.

External linksEdit