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Once again, the month of April will see international and Thai riders participating in the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Tour of Thailand 2016. This year’s race will be held in the northeastern provinces of Thailand. The race, which is ranked a 2.2 event by the UCI, is held every year in April and is named in honor of HRH Princess Sirindhorn, who was born on April 2nd.

The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Tour of Thailand 2016 will visit the following provinces: Ubon Ratchathani – Amnat Charoen – Mukdahan – Sakon Nakhon – Nakhon Phanom – Bueng Kan – Nong Khai – Loei – -Nong Bua Lamphu – Udon Thani

The Sports Association of Thailand, together with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense,and  the National Police Agencies of the northeastern provinces hosting this year’s race have organized a 6-day race for Men and a 3-day race for Women. Thirty international teams are expected to participate along with five teams from Thailand.

Upon completion of each day’s race, a gift of bicycles for underprivileged school children will be donated to the provincial governor by the Sports Association of Thailand.

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The 2016 Men’s race will be held from the 1st of April until the 6th. Stages are as follows:

Stage 1 on April 1 – Starts at 09.00 am from The Old Town Hall, Ubon Ratchathani. ​​The total distance is 187 km. Ubon Ratchathani – Mukdahan

Stage 2 on April 2 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from Mukdahan city hall. The total distance is 132 km. Mukdahan – Sakon Nakhon

Stage 3 on April 3 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from the Government offices of Sakon Nakhon province. The total distance is 194 km. Sakon Nakhon – Bueng Kan

Stage 4 on April 4 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from the Armagh City Pillar Shrine. The total distance is 137 km. Bueng Kan – Nong Khai

Stage 5 on April 5 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from the Government offices of Nong Khai  province. The total distance is 231.20 km. Nong Khai – Loei

Stage 6 is the last day on April 6 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from Town Hall in Loei and finish at Thung Si Muang, Udon Thani. The total distance is 167.70 km. Loei – Udon Thani

Total distance of the Men’s 6-day race is 1,048.9 km.

20 teams are expected for this year’s Men’s race:
Tabriz Petro. Chemical (Iran)
R. TS – San Tikrit RACING (Taiwan)
Bahrain National team (Bahrain)
Holland Regio Cycling team (Netherlands)
Team Hong Kong (China)
Indonesian National team (Indonesia)
Ann. V. Chan Landscape (China)
Malaysian National team (Malaysia)
Myanmar National team (Myanmar)
Seoul Cycling Club (South Korea)
Seven Eleven team (Philippines)
A San Cycling Team
Shimano Racing Team (Japan)
Chinese Taipei National team (Taiwan)
Vino 4ever SKO (Kazakhstan)
KS. P. Expos (Korea)
Vietnam National team (Vietnam)
Attaque Team Gusto (Taiwan)
Thailand National team (Thailand)
All-Star team (Thailand)

The 2016 Women’s race will be held from the 8th of April until the 10th. Stages are as follows:

Stage 1 on April 8 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from city hall in Nong Khai. Finish line at Technical College of Nong Khai. The total distance is 102.40 km.

Stage 2 on April 9 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from Nong Khai’s newest city hall. Finish line at Nong Khai Technical College. The total distance is 90 km.

Stage 3 is the last day on April 10 – Starts at 09.00 am. Rolling start from city center of Nong Khai. The finish line at Thung Si Muang, Udon Thani. The total distance is 70 km.

Total distance of the Women’s 3-day race is 262.4 km.

15 teams are expected for this year’s Women’s race:
Cambodia National team (Cambodia)
Taiwan National team (Taiwan)
United Chatham Cycling Club (Indonesia)
Team Hong Kong (China)
Indonesian National team (Indonesia)
Collage Tech (Philippines)
Japanese National team (Japan)
Kazakhstan National team (Kazakhstan)
Malaysian National team (Malaysia)
Ukrainian National team (Ukraine)
Uzbekistan National team (Uzbekistan)
Vietnam National team (Vietnam)
Thailand National team (Thailand)
Op. Star (Thailand)
Mekong (Thailand)

This race has been made possible by the cooperation from the governor of each province, the Sports Association of Thailand, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, local government, police, merchants, and volunteers.

Photos and story from – http://www.dailynews.co.th/article/387014

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