Organised by the North Cyprus Cycling Federation, the tour route covers a distance of 380km with participants pedalling for a total of $10,000 in prize money. Three hundred local volunteers are also taking part as stewards and officials for the event which is being broadcast on television.
Job Bozic was the winner of the day, followed by Gasper Katrasnik in second place and Christian Raileanu in third.
Cyclists in 15 teams set off from Girne’s old yacht harbour today and are due to restart from Girne again tomorrow, for a route finishing in Lefkoşa.
Sunday, there will be three separate races, plus a special event for members of the public along with various entertainments, said organisers.
This year’s event for members of the public, which is being held under the slogan “Grab Your Bike and Come”, starts at 11am
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