Banyuwangi, E Java (ANTARA News) – A sum of 20 teams from 22 countries will take partial in a 2018 Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) bike competition in East Java to be hold on Sept 26-29.
The ITdBI organizing committee`s Chairman, Guntur Priambodo, done a remarks here on Thursday, adding that all participants had voiced willingness to participate.
The 20 teams will be from countries including New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Erythria, Greece, Belgium, France, England, Germany, Colombia, Spain, Japan, a Netherlands, China, and Slovenia.
“The climbing trail to Mount Ijen is a many energetically awaited, as it is one of a extremes in Asia, with an altitude of 1,871 meters above sea turn (masl) or exceeds a Genting Highland stand in Malaysia`s Tour de Langkawi, that is some 1,500 masl. Everything will be all-out on a Ijen hill, so it is really exciting,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Banyuwangi District Head Abdullah Azwar Anas explained that a cycling race, as partial of a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) competition series, will cover 4 stages, with a track covering 599 kilometers.
According to Anas, Banyuwangi consistently hold ITdBI, and this year, it will be a seventh book as a form of joining by a informal supervision to minister to Indonesia in organizing general events.
“We wish that this eventuality would prominence a certain aspects about Indonesia to a world,” he noted.
In addition, he remarked that this eventuality increased tourism, with a attainment of domestic and unfamiliar representatives and cycling enthusiasts.
“The Tour de Ijen naturally raises open recognition of a Ijen Crater as a higher destination, with a tellurian blue fire phenomenon,” Anas stated.
The Banyuwangi monarch also remarkable that a riders will be invited to try a pleasing scenery of Bumi Blambangan to competition opposite a impassioned hurdles of Mount Ijen. All routes are complete, starting from rural, plantation, and mountains, to beaches.
Reporting by Masuki M Astro
Editing by Bustanuddin