Friday, June 22, 2007

Biking Tour of Romania starts on Sunday

The caravan of the 44th edition of the Biking Tour of Romania will set off in the race on Sunday from Mioveni, about 100 km to the west of Bucharest.

The official caravan will run over 1,100 km divided into eight stages and challenging the participants with 21 sprint stretches and 24 mountain climbing sections.

In the first day of the Tour the contestants will ride 174 km west to Targu Jiu. They will cross the finish line on July 1, 2007 in Botosani, northeastern Romania.

The almost 100 participants are from Romania and another nine countries: Greece, Germany, Moldova, Albania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia and Turkey.

Source: Xinhua

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