Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2017 (SHC) - Stage 1 (Afxentia)
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Cyprus Sunshine Cup 2017 (SHC) - Stage 1 (Afxentia)

The Cyprus Sunshine Cup is one of the most famous Mountainbike Series in the UCI Calendar. It takes place every year in the early season. Cyprus Sunshine Cup races have been organized for more than 20 years, with the first race taking place in 1997. The races were under different names and were not in a form of series. Since 2006, the races were renamed to “Cyprus Sunshine Cup” which is an official series in the UCI calendar.

The Cyprus Sunshine Cup kicks off with the “Afxentia Stage race”, which is one of the oldest- if not the oldest- existing stage race in Europe and one of the very few Hors Class Stage Races (SHC) in the UCI calendar. It is organized in honor of the National hero Grigoris Afxentiouin new window who sacrificed himself in the area of Macheras Forest in 1957, during the freedom struggle of 1955-1959.

With the best mountain bikers in the world a permanent “feature” of the race, more and more amateur riders discover the beauty of Macheras Mountains and the great riding the area has to offer and line up next to their idols for some unique early season racing!

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From Thursday, February 23, 2017
To Sunday, February 26, 2017

Region : LARNACA


Category : Cycling


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