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Tour de Indonesia Starts in Bali

The international Tour de Indonesia cycling race will start in Bali in November, with cyclists set to pedal through Denpasar, Buleleng and Gilimanuk on their way to Jakarta. Freddie Tutuarima from the event’s organizing committee said hundreds of athletes from 14 countries were expected to take part in this year’s event.

“The race usually starts in Java, but this year we will start it here to rejuvenate Bali’s tourism sector,” Tutuarima said. Bali will hold three out of nine stages. The other three stages will be held in Java, with the race to finish in Jakarta. The Indonesian team will consist of national athletes Dwi Ratsongko, Ketut Panca Jaya, Wayan Ogik Juniada, Putu Subrata and Jovani Lukman.

Source: Jakarta Post