TURUL CICLIST AL SIBIULUI
SIBIU CYCLING TOUR
Sibiu Cycling Tour is a professional road cycling race in Sibiu, Romania, organized by Sibiu Sport 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 important 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 is open to professional athletes – Men Elite and U-23 category. The event is yearly included on the UCI Europe Tour calendar.
In 2020, Sibiu Cycling tour celebrated its 10th anniversary with the tour stage dominated by BORA-Hansgrohe legends.
In 2021, on the 11th edition, there are more world teams awaiting to join the start. The competition will take place between July 3rd and July 6th next year, and for the first time in its history will start on Saturday when the prologue is scheduled through Sibiu’s historical center, an individual counter of 2,5 kilometers.
On Sunday, the 4th of July, stage one, measuring 194 kilometers, will arrive in Păltiniș and one day later stage two will end with the special category climbing on Transfăgărăşan, with the finish at Bâlea Lac (183 km). This will be your moment, when the Transfăgărăşan Challenge will take place. Your chance to enjoy the Transfăgărăşan feeling even prior to the pro-riders. The last stage, on the 6th of July, will be the longest one and is dedicated, as usual, to the sprinters. The road-operators will head to the north of the county, to Mediaș, and will cross the finish line in the big square, after 226 kilometers of the road.