Federación Dominicana de Ciclismo, (Fedoci)/ Dominican Federation of Cycling has announced the XXXIV de la Vuelta Ciclística Independencia 2013/ 34th Dominican Independence Cycling Tour 2013 is on! Starting February 20 at 9AM and ending on the 27th in Santo Domingo. The event brings competitors from all over the world. The tour is set during the celebration of Dominican Republics Independence Day (27 February 27, 1844).
This year, the 2013 edition, includes eight stages that will last for two days and will have a general tour of 1001 kilometers. They hope that the Cycling Tour will raise awareness of the broad existing tourism in Dominican Republic, including the beautiful beaches, scenery and the natural and ecological resources in the country. This years route includes Samana, Las Terrenas and Constanza, attractive for the beauty of its beaches, the charm of its mountains and varied natural resources they possess.
The first part of The Vuelta Independencia begins on February 20 at 9AM
*First stage – 9AM – departs Santo Domingo-San Pedro de Macoris – 146 kilometers.
*Second stage – 9AM – departs Santo Domingo to Samana pass and culminate in Las Terrenas – 151 kilometers.
*Third stage – 9AM – includes the route Samaná, Sánchez, Arenoso, San Francisco de Macorís, Salcedo – 136 kilómeters.
*Fourth stage – includes the route Moca, Santiago, Mao and Santiago – 140 kilometers.
*Fifth stage – the mountain route including Santiago, La Vega, Jarabacoa and Constanza – 95 kilometers.
*Sixth stage – Part A morning route includes Villa Altagracia, Bonao and Santo Domingo – 79 kilometers
Part B afternoon route is a time trial test held in the Paruqe Mirador del Sur – 20 kilómetros.
*Seventh stage – San Cristóbal, Baní, Azua, Baní – 137 kilometers
*Eighth stage – held in the Jardín Botánico/ Botanical Gardens – 96 kilometers.
More information at www.ciclismo.com.do