Cyprus Sunshine Cup back on calendar of International Cycling Union

The Cyprus Sunshine Cup has been reintroduced on the calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI- Union Cycliste Internationale) and Deputy Minister of Tourism Kostas Koumis has pledged that he will do his utmost for the Cup to regain its "old glory."

According to a press release, issued on 23 February, the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, the iconic international Mountain Bike race hosted from 1997 until 2020, has returned to the calendar of the UCI this year thanks to the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

The race began from ancient Amathus, in the Limassol district on Wednesday, 21 February and will conclude this weekend (24 and 25 February) in Tochni and Machaira.

Koumis said that the Deputy Ministry is thrilled because their efforts of the past eight months have yielded results with the coordinated actions between the Deputy Ministry, the Cyprus Cycling Federation and the organisers.

The Deputy Minister noted that the Cyprus Sunshine Cup was the cornerstone of the development of cycling tourism in Cyprus in the past decades, but also of the progress of cycling and the cultivation of cycling culture in the country.

Among others, Olympic medalist Jaroslav Kulhavy and Anne Terpstra of Ghost Factory, No. 14 in the world ranking, are in Cyprus for the race.

(Source: CNA)

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