June 2 to 9 will see West Sumatra hosts Tour de Singkarak, an international bike race involving several nations..
Mak Itam is an old steam locomotive (made in 1965), which once played important role in the economy of West Sumatra. It used to pull train transporting coals from Sawahlunto to Port Emmahaven (currently known as Port Teluk Bayur).
Nowadays, Mak Itam becomes the icon of Sawahlunto. It is an integral part of this unique tourist destination which offers nostalgic traces of an old mining town.
Stage 5 of Tour de Singkarak 2013 will begin in Sawahlunto on June 6th.
Action Cycling Team (CHINESE TAIPEI)
Ayandeh Continental Team (IRAN)
Azad University Giant Team (IRAN)
Budget Forklifts (AUSTRALIA)
CCN Cycling Team (BRUNEI DARUSSALAM)
Global Cycling Team (NETHERLANDS)
Japan National Team (JAPAN)
LBC – MVPSF Cycling Pilipinas (THE PHILIPPINES)
OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team (SINGAPORE)
Polygon Sweet Nice (IRELAND)
Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team (IRAN)
Team 7-Eleven (THE PHILIPPINES)
Terengganu Cycling Team (MALAYSIA)
Team Differdange-Losch (LUXEMBOURG)
Uzbekistan National Team (UZBEKISTAN)
Vietnam National Team (VIETNAM)
Teams from Indonesia:
Indonesia National Team
BRCC Banyuwangi Team
Custom Cycling Team
Binong Baru Pessel
Putra Perjuangan Bandung
West Sumatra Team
Watching Tour de Singkarak live from the roadside is an incredible experience for most people. Millions of people line the route as the riders race through spectacular West Sumatra, from busy city of Padang and Bukittinggi to the stunning rural countrysides such as Harau Canyon in Payakumbuh and Twin Lakes in Solok.
The enthusiasm and cheerful support from people in West Sumatra energize the spirit of riders to do their utmost and strive for higher achievement.
We invite you to come to West Sumatra this June and join the crowd and excitement of Tour de Singkarak 2013.
Photo by Sonoko Tanaka
Tour de Singkarak 2013 will commence in no more than 10 days again!! We are impressed with people’s enthusiasm for this international event. Are you ready for a challenging race in this enchanting paradise of the world?