TURUL CICLIST AL SIBIULUI
SIBIU CYCLING TOUR
Sibiu Cycling Tour is a professional road cycling race in Sibiu, Romania, organized by the Sibiu Sports Project Club with the support of Sibiu City Hall and the Sibiu County Council, under the regulation of the International Cycling Union and Romanian Cycling Federation.
The first edition took place in July 2011, as part of the UCI Europe Tour. Since then, Sibiu Cycling Tour has become an essential and remarkable competition in southeastern Europe, welcoming World Tour, Professional Continental, Continental, and National teams. Held entirely around the city, within Sibiu county, the race normally runs over four days including a prologue on the cobbled streets of the city and two climbing stages, one on the Transfăgărăşan Road to Bâlea Lac and a second to the mountain resort of Păltiniş. The tour is registered as a class 2.1 event and open to professional athletes – Men Elite and U-23. The event is yearly included on the UCI Europe Tour calendar.
In 2020, the Sibiu Cycling Tour celebrated its 10th edition, an anniversary edition, with the Tour stages dominated by the legends from the BORA-Hansgrohe team. In 2022, for the 12th edition, 6 world tour teams joined BORA legends at the start: Jumbo Visma, Lotto-Soudal, Israel – Premier Tech, Cofidis, and Astana. The competition took place between 2 and 5 July 2022. For the first time the ” kings road “, as the Transalpina is also known, was crossed by riders. It was a truly spectacular stage, which started in Brezoi and finished after 206.9km in the ASTRA Museum in Sibiu.
For 2023, the organisers promise to continue the tradition and bring World Tour teams to the start line. The stage climb that has already consecrated the Sibiu Cycle Tour, which also includes the Transfăgărășan climb, finishing at Bâlea Lac, will take place on Friday 7 July 2023. This will be the moment when Transfăgărăşan Challenge will also take place. This is your chance to enjoy the Transfăgărăşan competition feeling even before the pro-riders.
If you wish to find out more about the Sibiu Cycling Tour please visit the official site here.