Hundreds of participants from 24 countries pedaled hard to compete in the Tour de Singkarak across West Sumatra from June 2 to 9.
Thousands of orang Minang, West Sumatra natives, welcomed the cyclists with enthusiastic waves along the more-than-1,00 kilometer route, which went through 17 out of 19 cities and districts in province.
Community leaders wearing traditional outfits watched the races from honorary stages while dancers performed a variety of traditional dances to enliven the annual event, which offers a total of Rp 1.2 billion (US$122,422) in prize money.
While sweating to reach the finish line, cyclists soaked up the scenery throughout the route and the province’s cultural, culinary and historical attractions.
It is not just a race it is a beautiful journey. It is the Tour de Singkarak.