Tour of Antalya: Turkish stage race cancelled after devastating earthquake
Organizers made announcement Monday
The Tour of Antalya’s organizers, powered by AKRA, have cancelled the event after following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. The race was supposed to start Feb. 9 and go to Feb 12. According to the journal CNN, over 4.000 people have been killed following the disaster.
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Although Antayla is 750 km west of the site of the quake, the country is now under a state of emergency. A rescue operation is now underway to save some possible people who may be trapped in collapsed buildings.
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This Monday (6), the organizers tweeted the news. “The Tour of Antalya powered by AKRA, the international cycling race planned to be held between 9-12 February 2023, has been cancelled. We wish God’s mercy to our citizens who lost their lives, condolences to their relatives, urgent healing to the injured and thank you for your understanding”. Now the competitors and public await a new answer for the new beginning of the championship.