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1,433 Kilometers of Suffering

9-Day Dji Sam Soe Tour d' Indonesia Cycling Race from Bandung to Bali September 12-21, 2005.

(9/12/2005) 19 teams of cyclists 14 from abroad and 5 from Indonesia will set off on a grueling 1,433 "Tour d' Indonesia" on September 12 from Bandung, West Java - concluding 10 days and 9 stages later in downtown Denpasar, Bali.

Sponsored by Indonesia clove cigarette maker Dji Sam Soe, the race will involve 85 cyclists from teams hailing from Perth, Australia; The Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong, China; Philippines; Beijing, China; Thailand; Malaysia; Vietnam together with a 5 separate Indonesian teams.

Tour d' Indonesia Schedule

Stage One Monday, September 12, 2005: Bandung to Cirebon - 134.1 kilometers.

Stage Two Tuesday, September 13, 2005: Cirebon to Purwokerto 187.5 kilometers.

Stage Three Wednesday, September 14, 2005: Purwokerto to Yogyakarta 204.8 kilometers.

Stage Four Thursday, September 15, 2005: Yogyakarta to Solo 135.2 kilometers.

Stage Five Saturday, September 17, 2005: Solo to Madiun 108.2 kilometers.

Stage Six Sunday, September 18, 2005: Madiun to Malang 234 kilometers.

Stage Seven Monday, September 19, 2005: Malang to Jember 181 kilometers.

Stage Eight Tuesday, September 20, 2005: Jember to Banyuwangi 112.3 kilometers.

Stage Nine Wednesday, September 21, 2005: Gilamanuk to Denpasar 135.3 kilometers.

Finish Line in Denpasar

Those in Bali wishing to watch the race to the finish line should begin gathering at the Puputan Field in Renon, Denpasar, starting between 11:00 a.m. 12 noon Wednesday, September 21, 2005. The final day's race will start at 7:30 a.m. in Gilamanuk, the entry port in Bali's far West, covering the final 135.3 kilometer leg within 4-5 hours to cross the finish line at mid-day in downtown Denpasar.