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VW Cyprus Cycling Tour 2016

Event info
Fri 01/04/2016, 11:00

It is spring in Cyprus and this is when Cyprus is at its best. A cool breeze, a bright-but-not-hot sun, green grass, wildflowers, a light drizzle – it is paradise out there. It's time for the Cyprus Cycling Tour!

The course is designed to be all-rounded! It offers a challenge to the competitive riders while at the same it can be completed by the "Cycling for All" riders at their own pace.

Each riding day is approximately 80km to 100km long with altitude gain of +1500m to +1700m
3-DAY (2-Nights) Participation Package with extended stay options for overseas participants and their families and friends.

Stage 1 - 1/4/2016

The race starts from Pafos Medieval castle with a neutral pace section until the village of Kouklia. There we have a stop of 10mins for rehydration and some fruits before we head down the main road towards Limassol. The timed section starts at 21km as soon as we enter the B6 road direction to Limassol, so from our stop in Kouklia until the main road (1km) the group speed will be controled by the race director. The timed section route follows all the way towards Kourion Amphitheater ad archeological site where we have our turn point (few hundred meters before the Archeological site). From there we follow the return route to Kouklia where is the finish. Attention. The way to the finish line - at 95,5km- is from the second entrance to Kouklia, it will be singed so please follow the signs. the last 800m are uphill of average 7% with sections of 8,5% incline!

Stage 2 - 2/4/2016

The Queen stage of Cyprus Cycling Tour: Second stage - starts also from Pafos, in front of the Medieval castle. From there we follow the same way to Kouklia for the refreshment stop before the timed section. From Kouklia, where the timed section starts at 20km, we head up towards Archimandrita, Mousere, Dora and Arsos where is the highest point of the stage. Three km after Arsos we start descending towards Agios Nikolaos and then ride the fast section along Diarizos Valley, one of the nicest valleys in Cyprus. The finish line will be again Kouklia (88,9km), after a long and tough day in the mountains. After the finish we head back to the hotel in Pafos.

Stage 3 - 3/4/2016

Start place as the last couple of days, is in front of Pafos Medieval Castle. We ride on a neutral pace until Pegia where we stop for a refreshment before the pain of the mountains start. From Pegia we ride towards Akamas Peninsula, and some km after the start we turm right towards Kathikas. A 8km uphill road takes us outside Kathikas before we start descending to Kritou Terra and turn back to Kathikas, follow the road to Stroumpi, Polemi and finish in Tsada. Despite the shortest length of the stage, is considered a hard stage but it leaves a sweet after taste for the accomplishment of finishing a 3 day stage race!


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