Padang, W. Sumatra, (ANTARA News) - The 8 stage Tour de Singkarak 2018 to take place in November 3-11 this year, will involve 15 of 19 districts areas in the province of West Sumatra.

"The bicycle race will cover a total distance of 1,100 kilometers starting from Bukittinggi to end in Pariaman," head of the West Sumatra Tourism Service Oni Yulfian said here on Wednesday.

The Tour de Singkarak, which will be participated in by contestants from various countries is not only as an international sport event but also will serve to promote the tourism wealth of the province, Oni said.

Almost all districts and cities in West Java have potential tourist objects to attracts foreign tourists, but four districts in West java could not join to take part as hosts on limited budget, he said.

The Mentawai islands could not be involved in the Tour de Singkarak on inadequate infrastructure .

Reporting by Miko Elfisha
Editing by A Saragih, Eliswan

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