The International Tour of Arad is a two-day race with three stages. The tour is open for Israeli teams registered with the Israel Cycling Federation and foreign teams registered with their national federations. Teams will comprise of a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) riders the elite, junior or masters pro rider categories only. A separate two-day race with three stages is open for individual masters riders.
Friday – 23 March 2018
Stage 1a: Itamar Ilia Memorial Criterium
Stage 1b: Massada – Arad
08:00 Elite Men stage 1a – Jerusalem street, Arad city center
10:45 masters men / women and cadets stage 1a – Jerusalem street, Arad city center
16:00 Elite men stage 1b – Masada – Arad
16:05 masters men stage 1b – Masada – Arad
Saturday – 24 March 2018
Gran Fondo: 155KM (including a 125 km timed section). OR
Gran Fondo Challenge: 155KM – a noncompetitive ride within cut off time limits.
07:00 Ein Bokek – Dead Sea Hotels resort.
Cut off time:
9:30 at Arava junction (33km) 11:00 at Ein Hazeva junction (55km)
15:00 at Hatrurim Junction. Riders who will arrive later than 15:00 will be picked up by a bus.
In a case of an age group category consists of less than five (5) participants – it will be merged with an adjacent age group
Age is determined by the year of birth (2018-year of birth).
Trophies and awards will be distributed to the first three riders in each age category.
- Israeli Cycling Federation members – participants must be at least 15 years old.
- Minors (under 18 years old) – must submit a signed waiver by parents.
- Non-members of the Israel Cycling Federation – participants must be at least 18 years old.
Age group categories: