KUNINGAN-West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) opened a bicycle racing entitled Tour de Linggarjati (TdL) 2017. 'Sport tourism,' activities or sports tour of international standard took place on 1-3 December in Kuningan regency, West Java.
Governor Ahmad Heryawan said that the event of sports tourism TDL 2017, became one of the effective efforts in promoting and increasing tourist visits to Kuningan Regency as well as improve the local community's economy.
During TDL 2017, it is expected to attract great interest for the domestic tourists (wisnus), or foreign tourists (tourists) to visit Kuningan regency. As for their expectations, the spending they spend will be spent directly on the community level.
"The sport tourism event has direct participation in the form of economic improvement as well as promotion which impact will encourage the increase of tourist visit, and culminate in the advancement of society economy," Aher said when officially opening the Tour de Linggarjati event at Pancalang Village Square, Kuningan Regency (01 / 12/2017).
Therefore, Governor Aher fully supports the implementation of Tour de Linggarjati 2017.
"I support Tour de Linggarjati and hopefully with this event, it can inspire people to cycling as a hobby and need to be healthier body, also more environmentally friendly," he said.
Aher also reveals the cycling philosophy, that is, keep pedaling, leaving every obstacle energetically, in order to welcome the future.
"Young people now regard sport as a necessity, even a lifestyle, of course this is good," says Aher.
Regent Kuningan Acep Puranama said, as many as 43 teams with a total of 250 drivers from within and outside the country ready to collide quickly on the event that is also ready to enter this Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar.
"Participants come from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Malaysia, and of course Indonesia as host. TdL which has been held third time, also prepared to be an international caliber event such as Tour de Singkarak who have gone international, "said Regent Majalengka Acep Purnama.
Through TDL event, Acep hopes to introduce the tourism of Kuningan gradually. Besides, Himself said, TdL 2017, also held in order to commemorate the anniversary of 519th Kuningan Regency and commemorate the 71st Linggarjati Negotiation as part of the history of the struggle of the Indonesian Nation.
TdL 2017, is divided into three categories of contests, namely Individual Time Trial (ITT) start from Simpang Tiga Caracas and finish at Linggarjati Bargaining Building with 9.9 km distance (Friday, 1 December 2017 08.00 - 10.30 WIB); Individual Road Race (IRR) start and finish yard of Kuningan Regency Government Office, with youth distance 30,7 km, junior 63,7 km, and elite 106,4 km (Saturday, 2 December 2017, 08.00 - 13.00 WIB).