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My daily picture – “Little Loop”

Big agitation today in Targoviste! The Tour of Romania, resumed after a five-year break, has arrived today in my city.  Known as  “Little Loop”, the Tour of Romania is a cycling competition held in Romania. 

I didn’t know about this race until I noticed that the traffic was stopped on my street. I took my camera and I went to find out what was going on outside!The end point of this stage was right in the city center, very close to my home so I was lucky I arrived in time to see he arrival of the cyclists. The fourth round, was 124.7 km from the city of Buzău to Targoviste. The winner of this stage  was Dutchman Peter Schulting.

Inspired by Tour de France,  the first edition of “Circuit Wallachia” held in August 1910. The competition took 12 riders at the start on the route Bucharest–Sinaia–Targoviste–Butimanu–Bucharest (approximately 300 km or 190 mi). The race lasted for three editions. Since 1934 the newspaper “Daily Sport”, in collaboration with Romanian Cycling Federation has organized the Tour of Romania. Romania became the sixth country in the world to organize a National Amateur Cycling Tour, after Belgium (1906), Netherlands (1909), Bulgaria (1924), Hungary (1925) and Poland (1928).

More photos from this competition, tomorrow!

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Written by Ileana Calotescu

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