Sarajevo Grand Prix
On June 22, Sarajevo will become the place to be for cyclists everywhere. Under the patronage of the Tour de France, professional and amateur cyclists will meet for a race that will take them from Eastern Sarajevo to the city center. This race forges a symbolic link between the various communities in the country, that will bear the yellow colors of the Tour de France.
Five thousand cyclists from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina will join forces with over 140 professional racers from at least 20 countries all over the world, including a number of past champions: Bernard Hinault, Bernard Thevenet, Joop Zoetermelk, Felice Gimondi and many more.
The professionals will continue this international cycle race over some 120 kilometers, passing through fourteen municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, inhabited by the three main populations of the country around Greater Sarajevo.
The main aim of this race is to contribute to peace and reconciliation. A number of cyclists, including three yellow jersey winners, fell on the battlefields between 1914 and 1918.
The international cycle race is organized with the support of the Balkan Cycle Federation and will also be the 2014 Balkan cycle championship.
For the first time ever, the race will be broadcast live on BHRT and on France 2. Pictures of Sarajevo will be shown during the Tour de France and in almost 190 countries worldwide.
Organized by the French Embassy and the French Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with Kameleon. Registration for recreational cyclists at 9am in front of East Sarajevo City Hall. With the support of the European Union, the Mission du Centenaire, and national sponsors.