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19-02-2018 19:39 | Read 317 times

Cycling event brought competitors to North Cyprus from around the world

There were colourful scenes across the TRNC as cyclists from nearly two-dozen countries pedalled their way to competition glory. But Chief Reporter Kerem Hasan learned of attempts to prevent the International North Cyprus Cycling Tour taking place.

Cycling event brought competitors to North Cyprus from around the world

Photo: North Cyprus Cycling Federation

A three-day cycling event bringing competitors to North Cyprus from around the world was the target of a failed Greek Cypriot sabotage attempt, organisers have revealed to Cyprus Today.

Defying determined efforts by the South to stop them taking part, 160 riders from 20 countries were cheered on by thousands of spectators as they competed in the third International North Cyprus Cycling Tour which finished on Sunday.

“The Greek Cypriot-run Cyprus Cycling Federation undertook intense lobbying in its attempt to stop the cycling federations of participating countries from competing,” said president of the North Cyprus Cycling Federation Ekin Adademir.

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