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Star-studded Line-up To Feature At Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium

2019 Saitama Criterium – Race

Female Open criterium race added to race day programme

The first-ever Tour de France Prudential Singapore  Criterium is set to dazzle the city, with a star-studded line-up of cyclists making an  appearance at the event from 29-30 October.

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and cycling brothers Antonio and Vincenzo Nibali are among the riders who will battle for glory on a specially designed street circuit in the heart of the city.

Spanish cycling great, Alejandro Valverde, winner of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, has confirmed his participation as well. Froome and Vincenzo Nibali are two of only seven cyclists who have won all three of cycling’s Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España) in their career.

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The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium will also hold special significance for Valverde and Nibali. The race in Singapore will be one of the last professional  races for both cyclists as they have announced their retirement from the sport and will be hanging up their wheels later this year. They join Mark Cavendish and Tour de France 2022 winner Jonas Vingegaard, who earlier confirmed their participation. 

The professional criterium race on 30 October will also feature three Union Cycliste  Internationale (UCI) continental teams: Terengganu Polygon Cycling Team from  Malaysia, Thailand Continental Cycling Team, and LX Cycling Team from Korea.

Each of these teams is recognised and certified by the National Federation of the nationality of the majority of its riders to compete in international events. Singapore will be represented in the professional race as well with Team Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF).  

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10/27/2019 – Saitama Criterium – Race

Froome said: “It’s been a busy season for me having done both the Tour de France  and the Vuelta a Espana this year, but after a good recovery period I’m looking forward  to travelling to Singapore for the inaugural Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. “

“Competitive elements aside, part of the fun of racing is also that we get to  travel to new places, enjoy new experiences and introduce our sport to more fans from  all over the world. I’ve heard great things about Singapore and seen pictures of what  a beautiful city it is, so I can’t wait to race on this circuit.” continued Froome. 

Avid cyclists can also be a part of the action by joining the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Amateur Criterium, which is an SCF-sanctioned Class 2 event. The top 10 points, the SCF’s National Ranking points system for sanctioned events. The Amateur  Criterium, which will take place around the scenic Marina Bay loop, is the final race of  the season for riders to collect these ranking points. In addition to a Men’s Seniors and  Men’s Masters race, a Women’s Open criterium has also been added to the race day  programme.

Details of each race are as follows:  

Men’s Seniors (aged 19 to 34 years old) – 24.8km 

Men’s Masters (aged 35 and above) – 18.6km 

Women’s Open (aged 19 and above) – 12.4km 

The registration fee for all categories are $220 and participants receive entitlements  worth nearly $300 – a two-day pass to the Tour de France Prudential Singapore  Criterium valued at $118, and an event jersey worth $180. The two-day pass grants  its holders access to a slew of exciting activities and entertainment options during race  weekend, in addition to the highly-anticipated professional criterium on 30 October.  These include a one-night only show by the critically acclaimed live music  extravaganza Synthony, who will make their Asian debut at the Tour de France  Prudential Singapore Criterium. Their performance on Saturday, 29 October,  breathtaking fusion of electronic dance music, DJs, vocalists, instrumentalists and live  orchestra, with Singapore’s very own fully-independent professional symphony  orchestra – Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. 

Cycling enthusiasts can also be a part of the Tour de France Prudential Singapore  Criterium through joining either the Brompton World Championship, PRURIDE  Seeker’s Society, or The Absolute Cycle Race. 

Visit www.singaporecriterium.com for more information. 

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