The Panamanian Cycling Federation (Fepaci) and the Provincial League of Chiriquí and Pandeportes confirmed this Friday the holding of the International Tour of Chiriquí, a traditional sporting event of cranks and pedals that will be held from November 22 to 28.

A press release from Fepaci announced that one of the novelties of the contest is that it will return to the Parque de Cervantes in the city of David, while in the coming days the final route and the invited teams will be announced.

The International Tour of Chiriquí will have the support of the mayor of David and the Government of Chiriquí, especially the Mayor Lic. Antonio Arauz and the Governor Juan Carlos Muñoz. They also support the organization of the Bicicletas Rali fair

The cycling race is held in stages, which are run in the Province of Chiriquí in Panama. Despite not being a race on the UCI calendar, it is the most important cycling race in the country and maintains a high level due to the participation of foreign teams.

Its first edition was run in 1981 with only the participation of Panamanian runners and was won by cyclist Julio César González. The cyclists with the most victories are Edgar Sánchez, Óscar Maldonado, Federico Ramírez, José Adrián Bonilla and Óscar Sevilla with two victories each; while the Colombian Marco Suesca was the last champion in 2022.

The launch of the International Tour of Chiriquí will take place next Friday, October 13 at the Ciudad de David hotel at.

Source: FEPACI