9-13 September 2015

Urgup, Turkey

Be one of the participants of the biggest cycling gathering in the history of Turkey that will be held in Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its outstanding natural beauty and unique history!

Life is like a non-stop festival in Cappadocia Cycling Festival!


Cyclists Village Gathering

9-12 September 2015

You will experience the unique wonders of Cappadocia, "The Land of Beautiful Horses", to the full in this 4 days!

Day 1 - Sarihidir, 47 km, 820 m+
Day 2 - Ozkonak, 60 km, 1080 m+
Day 3 - Uchisar, 38 km, 810 m+
Day 4 - Yesiloz, 49 km, 1000 m+

Max. Participants: 300

Registration Deadline: 2015/09/05

Salcano Cappadocia MTB Stage Races

11-13 September 2015

You'll enjoy every second while racing through the beautiful MTB tracks of Cappadocia during 3 different stages!

Individual Time Trial (XCT)
Point to Point Race (XCP)
Olympic MTB Race (XCO)

Only for riders with a valid UCI license

Registration Deadline: 2015/09/09

Veloturk Gran Fondo

12 September 2015

Participate in the excitement of first-to-be-held Gran Fondo in Turkey, where the nature and history are blended in the most beautiful way!

Long Course, 90 km, 2000 m+
Short Course, 47 km, 600 m+

100% of the entry fees will be used to fund Veloturk Charity Project, distributing 2000 bikes for 2000 underprivileged children in Eastern Turkey.

Max. Participants: 500/course

Registration Deadline: 2015/09/10

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Cyclists Village Gathering

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Rules and Regulations

1. General Information

Cappadocia Cyclists Village Gathering is a 5-day bicycle tour to be held on September 9-13, 2015. It aims to make local people love cycling with a number of social events to be held together with the tour and to introduce both cultural and natural features of Cappadocia to the cyclists coming from various regions of our country and abroad.

Cappadocia Cyclists Village Gathering, a joint project of our city that we plan to realize based on the pleasure of viewing the unique wonders of Cappadocia, The Land of Beautiful Horses in the rotational speed of a bicycle wheel, is a project which aims to bring together many cyclists from the different parts of our country and world. With a team blended with different cultures in different age ranges, creating a social sharing environment accompanied with camping and cycling activities is our main goal in order to emphasize the friendly, sympathetic, peaceful, and unifying aspects of cycling.

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List of Participants

NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateNationalityGender 
1.Abdullah ÖzdoğarIndividual1962 
2.Adem KayaIndividual1992 
3.Ahmet GülerIndividual1978 
4.Ahmet İdizIndividual1961 
5.Ahmet YarlıganPedalşörler1972 
6.Ahmet Cem GezmişoğluIndividual1989 
7.Ahmet Nail YavuzTeos Bisiklet Grubu1959 
8.Alpay ŞahinIndividual1979 
9.Aybars Öge SurucuIndividual1978 
10.Ayhan MansuroğluIndividual1970 
11.Ayhan yeniciIndividual1982 
12.Aynur GüneyAntalya Bisiklet Derneği1967 
13.Ayşegül OnayIndividual1975 
14.Baattin ŞimşekIndividual1961 
15.Barış OnanIndividual1978 
16.Barış YahşiIndividual1985 
17.Boğaç Oktay YapıcıIndividual1969 
18.Çetin YarlıganPedalşörler1965 
19.Damla ÖzdemirZeytinburnu Bisiklet Kulübü1985 
20.Davut KilIndividual1962 
21.Davut YılmazIndividual1986 
22.Derya Zeynep KızılyalınIndividual1975 
23.Dilek KoçyiğitBahçelievler Turkuaz1969 
24.Durmuş BalBatı Ankara Bisiklet1977 
25.Edip ReyhanIndividual1966 
26.Elif Iliman PüsküllüoğluIndividual1986 
27.Eray ÇalımlıBİREYSEL1983 
28.Ercüment KarabulutIndividual1978 
29.Ergün TezbulurIndividual1965 
30.Eyüp Selim LüleciBidost1980 
31.Ezel Sezici GülerIndividual1985 
32.Figen GülgörIndividual1969 
33.Gizem DalgıçIndividual1987 
34.Gökhan SezginerIndividual1984 
35.Göksel GödüşIndividual1970 
36.Gönül GödüşIndividual1975 
37.Gönül TekeşPedalşörler1964 
38.Günsu GökyılmazZincir1978 
39.Gürkan ÖzkoçIndividual1967 
40.Hakan ÇetinIndividual1967 
41.Hakan gencerIndividual1972 
42.Hakan ÖgeIndividual1976 
43.Hasan BerberIndividual1975 
44.Hasan KaynalIndividual1963 
45.Hasan Hulki AlanPedalşörler1964 
46.Hilmi Serdar İskitIndividual1962 
47.İbrahim KurtPamukkale Bisiklet Derneği1964 
48.İbrahim UygurIndividual1974 
49.İhsan AkyürekIndividual1958 
50.İlker AydınIndividual1970 
51.İrfan AkkayaIndividual1972 
52.İsmet KırcaburunBİREYSEL1958 
53.Jiji Jale MereyPedalşörler1972 
54.Kaan Ersin ÇınarIndividual1995 
55.Kathy ConnerIndividual1963 
56.Kirsty ConnerIndividual1994 
57.Mehmet HalıcıoğluIndividual1972 
58.Melih Can ÖzgentürkTurkuaz Bisiklet1998 
59.Melike KorkmazIndividual1979 
60.Meryem ÜnalIndividual1971 
61.Metin Hasan TektaşPedalşörler1963 
62.Muaz ŞamlıIndividual1986 
63.Nazım KeyirenIndividual1975 
64.Nedim TurhanIndividual1975 
65.Nilgün BaharIndividual1975 
66.Oğulcan KoçyiğitTurkuaz Bisiklet1998 
67.Oğuzhan ÇetinIndividual1981 
68.Özcan ÖktemBisikletliler Derneği Kdz. Ereğli Temsilciliği1991 
69.Özgür PüsküllüoğluIndividual1981 
70.Pelin ilgünIndividual1979 
71.Pınar KürekçiPedalşörler1971 
72.Ramazan TitizIndividual1983 
73.ŞAHAP HARBUTLUBireysel1974 
74.Salim AkdaşTeam Istrunbul1978 
75.Saniye KarahanIndividual1981 
76.Sarp MerakiIndividual1984 
77.Sedat YanturalıIndividual1970 
78.Selahattin ÜnalIndividual1968 
79.Şerafettin KayaIndividual1965 
80.Sevilay BilginPedalşörler1973 
81.Sevinç AksütZİNCİR1961 
82.Sinan KarımanIndividual1980 
83.Süleyman Hakan GörenerIndividual1982 
84.Suzan GüvenIndividual1985 
85.Tamer ErginYTÜDAK1987 
86.Tuna Duru YanturalıIndividual1999 
87.Ufuk YılmazIndividual1970 
88.Uğurcan EceIndividual1991 
89.Yalçın KoçIndividual1975 
90.Yaşar KaracamIndividual1968 
91.Yavuz SarıgülAdım Adım1977 
92.Yekta YarlıganPedalşörler1999 
93.Yıldız UyulganIndividual1975 
94.Yılmaz ÖzgentürkTurkuaz Bisiklet1966 
95.Zeynep ÖzyönümPedalşörler1979 

Salcano Cappadocia MTB Stage Races

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Rules and Regulations

1. General Information

Salcano Cappadocia Stage Race is a 3-day Cross Country Mountain Bike Race which is registered to UCI calendar as class S2.

The race will be held under the regulations of the UCI.

Salcano Cappadocia Stage Race consists of three race days including individual cross country time trial (XCT), point to point (XCP) and Olympic cross country (XCO). The courses take place along the hills and valleys of the unique Cappadocia region, a UNESCO world heritage site.

The race starts on September 11, 2015 at 12:00 in Urgup city center.

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List of Participants

NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateCategoryNationalityGender
1.Ağıt SalmanSakarya Üniversitesi Spor Kulübü1994N/A
2.Ali CakasMargenç Spor Kulübü1990N/A
3.Alpay ŞahinZincir1978N/A
4.Alper AktaşAtakum Gençlik ve Spor1989N/A
5.Bora TirkiSpecialized Türkiye1972N/A
6.Cem Anamurluoğluİstanbul Triatlon Spor Kulübü1974N/A
7.Enes Müslüm ErdoğanHacettepe Üniversitesi Gençlik ve Spor Kulübü1993N/A
8.Faruk Dinçrivamad1993N/A
9.Gökay KonukEsbike Mountainbike Team1985N/A
10.İrfan TüretgenScott TR1973N/A
11.Ömer Cengiz İçdenIndividual1964N/A
12.Özer ÇatoriZuhal Fitness Cimnastik Gençlik Spor Kulübü1964N/A
13.Semra YetişKaraman Gençlik Spor Kulübü1987N/A
14.Servet Yamaç ÜnverIndividual1995N/A
15.Yakup KadıoğluKocaeli Gençlik Hizmetleri1979N/A
16.Yunus Emre YılmazBrisaspor1996N/A

Veloturk Gran Fondo

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Rules and Regulations

1. General Information

Veloturk Gran Fondo is an amateur road race, consisting of two individual routes.

The race will be held under the regulations of the UCI and the Turkish Cycling Federation.

The longer, 90 km loop, starts from Ürgüp Town Center and finishes in Mountain Erciyes, an HC climb at 2200 m altitude.

The shorter, 47 km loop, starts from Ürgüp and finishes in town center after a beautiful sceneric ride in the heart of Cappadocia.

The 90 km race starts on September 12, 2015 at 08:00 in Urgup city center.

The 47 km race starts on September 12, 2015 at 08:30 in Urgup city center.

100% of the entry fees will be used to fund Veloturk Charity Project, distributing 2000 bikes for 2000 underprivileged children in Eastern Turkey.

List of Participants (Long Course)

NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateNationalityGender  
1.Abdurrahman AçıkalınIndividual1963  
2.Adam HerndonIndividual1983  
3.Ahmet ÇiftçiIndividual1965  
4.Ali Rıza KarataşDerdiyoklar1985  
5.Alp AydınalpIndividual1967  
6.Alper YıldırımIndividual1981  
7.Alptekin BaşkırBabaeski Spor1973  
8.Arda TürkmenVeloturk1975  
9.Aydonat AtaseverBabaeskispor1973  
10.Baki KayanIndividual1980  
11.Batuhan KalkanIndividual1990  
13.Bener ErgüvenoğluIndividual1983  
14.Berk MercancıIndividual1995  
15.Berkem CeylanVeloturk1990  
16.Bülent TatlıdilAvrupa Yakası Pedal Grubu1975  
17.Çağatay ÖzgüçIndividual1994  
18.Çağdaş CivelekVelonight1982  
19.Çağrı SoyluIndividual1985  
20.Can ÖzbekIndividual1983  
21.Can TekerIndividual1982  
22.Cem Kadri ÖzenenIndividual1989  
23.Cenk Sanşan4.451980  
24.Cenk TamayIndividual1970  
25.Çetin AksakIndividual1986  
26.Cihan ŞarIndividual1994  
27.Duygun Yurteriİstanbul Triatlon Spor Kulübü1984  
28.Efe Yamaç YarbaşıIndividual1990  
29.Emre BağdatIndividual1976  
30.Enginalp LeblebiciIndividual1997  
31.Erdem TopuzoğluIndividual1977  
32.Erkin ArslanIndividual1977  
33.Erkmen ErakkuşMarathonist1991  
34.Ertan SağolVelonight1976  
35.Ertan TatarIndividual1986  
36.Evren ÖzbilenIndividual1981  
37.Fatih AcarbulutIndividual1992  
38.Fatih SevinçIndividual1985  
39.Fatih Temizer4.451981  
40.Ferhat KöseKaraman Gençlik Spor Kulübü1977  
41.Fırat Dizmanbabaeskispor1975  
42.Gökhan AlpmanBabaeski Spor1971  
43.Gökhan GoralıNekrop Paşa Spor Kulübü1978  
44.Gökhan GündüzIndividual1990  
45.Gökhan KutluerIndividual1986  
46.Gökhan SezginerIndividual1984  
47.Göksen ÇınarYüz Bin Koş1981  
48.Göktuğ BilginIndividual1972  
49.Göktuğ Han ArslanIndividual1973  
50.Güçlü Hakan GürsoyIndividual1974  
51.Gülşen TokaçMarathonist1979  
52.Hakan AkbaşIndividual1972  
53.Hakan BahrilliVelonight1979  
54.Hakan Şenözİstanbul Triatlon Spor Kulübü1970  
55.Hakan SertIndividual1978  
56.Haldun ÇetinkayaDerdiyoklar1981  
57.Harun SayiFerdi1991  
58.Hürol YavuztürkBabaeski Spor1971  
59.Hüseyin AydoğanIndividual1975  
60.Hüseyin SudaIndividual1966  
61.Hüseyin VardalIndividual1973  
62.Hüseyin Can SudaIndividual1994  
63.İlhan HoşboyIndividual1984  
64.İlkut ErkişiAtilla Bisiklet Takımı1973  
65.İslam GölgeIndividual1983  
66.İsmail Evren YüzügüzelIndividual1983  
67.Kaan EryürekIndividual1986  
68.Kaan ÖzçelikMarathonist1981  
69.Kayhan YALINIndividual1980  
70.Kemal Burak ÖzIndividual1991  
71.Kerim BabacanIndividual1970  
72.Levent ÖzgeçIndividual1976  
73.Mehmet KöroğluVelonight1976  
74.Mehmet Mazlum ÖzpağdaMarathonist1957  
75.Mert DemirIndividual1993  
76.Milhan DalgıçBireysel1969  
77.Muhammet AğanFlamme Rouge1983  
78.Murat GöksenIndividual1978  
79.Murat LutemIndividual1969  
80.Murat TütüncüFlamme Rouge1982  
81.Murat Kubilay ÖzgüçIndividual1996  
82.Mustafa ÇavuşIndividual1981  
83.Mustafa İlişeIndividual1985  
84.Mustafa SarıIndividual1986  
85.Mustafa Doğan Turhanİstanbul Triatlon Spor Kulübü1983  
86.Mutlu ErçevikIndividual1970  
87.Muzaffer Aydın DiricanlıVeloturk1968  
88.Necmettin KapotIndividual1988  
89.Nejdet AvcıIndividual1955  
90.Oğuz AkbulutIndividual1988  
91.Oğuzhan TavusIndividual1968  
92.Oğuzhan YavuzIndividual1992  
93.Okan Can YantırVeloturk1979  
94.Olgun HatiboğluIndividual1983  
95.Önay BayramBabaeski Spor1977  
96.Onay TüzülIndividual1974  
97.önder özyılmazIndividual1977  
98.Ongun MızrakIndividual1965  
99.Onur KuzikIndividual1982  
100.Oral HurhunIndividual1988  
101.Ozan DuranIndividual1984  
102.Özcan YılmazIndividual1974  
103.Özgür AksamanF.A.S.T1979  
104.Ramazan ErsoyIndividual1986  
105.Recep YünerIndividual1978  
106.Resul YılmazDerdiyoklar1985  
107.Sarper GünsalVeloturk1964  
108.Servet TopaloğluIndividual1980  
109.Seyit Hasan ÇabukFlamme Rouge1991  
110.Sibel YokuşKoşuyoruz1984  
111.Talar UyarIndividual1989  
112.Taner TürkmenBireysel1979  
113.Tarkan KalaycıoğluTrabzon1971  
114.Tayfun KutluIndividual1966  
115.Timur PınarTeam ATTK1985  
116.Timur SöylemezIndividual1969  
117.Tolga Zengin4.451994  
118.Tufan SağnakIndividual1979  
119.Tuna KarahanIndividual1986  
120.Ufuk BalDerdiyoklar1992  
121.Ufuk BirizBabaeski Spor1969  
122.Ulaş ApakIndividual1978  
123.Volkan AkmeşeDerdiyoklar1980  
124.Volkan YılmazIndividual1988  
125.Yasin Kayaİstanbul Triatlon Spor Kulübü1974  
126.Yasin Cihat BingölGiant -Tr1983  
127.Yavuz AbadanIndividual1969  
128.Yiğit DuygunBabaeski Spor1979  
129.Yücel GüleşenoğluIndividual1979  
130.Zeynel OkurIndividual1963  
131.Ziyacan BayarIndividual1986  

List of Participants (Short Course)

NoName SurnameTeam / ClubBirth DateNationalityGender  
1.Ahmet ÇilakIndividual1985  
2.Ahmet Faruk KeskinIndividual1993  
3.Ali Sinan DenizIndividual1981  
4.Belgin UtkuIndividual1963  
5.Burak ÖzçelikMarathonist1999  
6.Can Hakkı YanlıoğluIndividual1981  
7.Deniz GünsalIndividual1964  
8.Eren DemirbaşIndividual1996  
9.Fatih ÖzüdoğruIndividual1985  
10.Fatih UçarKoç University Cycling Team1996  
11.Gülen Canol TütüncüFlamme Rouge1982  
12.Hande DemirayIndividual1979  
13.İrfan TüretgenScott TR1973  
14.Murat ÇolakoğluIndividual1961  
15.semiral ÖztürkIndividual1978  
16.Yağmur AkgünIndividual1978  
17.Yunus Emre BaştabakIndividual1992  

Info Point


Cappadocia located in Central Anatolia, Turkey, is a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage.


Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses, and by car.


Being a major tourism center, Urgup presents a wide selection of accommodation options for any budget.


Although the sun sets quicker in the fall, Urgup's climate is comfortable for cycling. Average temperature in September is 16°C.

"Cappadocia Chimneys Wikimedia Commons" by Benh LIEU SONG.


Cappadocia is a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage.

Cappadocia lies in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevsehir Province of Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago underlie the Cappadocia region. The rocks of Cappadocia near Goreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and chimney-like forms.

Cappadocia was known as Hatti in the late Bronze Age, and was the homeland of the Hittite power centred at Hattusa. After the fall of the Hittite Empire, Cappadocia was ruled by a sort of feudal aristocracy, dwelling in strong castles and keeping the peasants in a servile condition. It was included in the third Persian satrapy, but continued to be governed by rulers of its own. After bringing the Persian Empire to an end, Alexander the Great tried to rule the area through one of his military commanders. Around 60 BC, Cappadocia became a Roman province.

Cappadocia contains several underground cities, largely used by early Christians as hiding places before Christianity became an accepted religion. People of the villages at the heart of the region also carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits. The region became a monastic centre in 300–1200 AD. The Goreme Open Air Museum, which is along the path of The North Face® Cappadocia Ultra Trail, is the most visited site of the monastic communities in Cappadocia and is one of the most famous sites in central Turkey. The complex contains more than 30 carved-from-rock churches and chapels, some having superb frescoes inside, dating from the 9th century to the 11th century.


Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses, and by car.

Below you can find information about different means of transport to reach Urgup.


You may reach Cappadocia by Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR) airports. Complimentery shuttle service to and from Urgup will be provided by the organization for all flights landing to the airports. Please contact us for more details.


Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Urgup by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey. We recommend Metro Tourism.


If you are planning to reach Urgup by car, the travel takes about 4 hours from Ankara and 9 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the routes are double highway.


For accommodation in Urgup we recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salcano Cappadocia Bike Festival participants.

You can contact us for alternative hotels, room availability and rates.

Hitit Hotel

An Ottoman style house, which was built 600 years ago and hand-crafted with the natural stone of Cappadocia.

Istiklal Cad. No:46, Urgup

+90 384 3414481

30 €
40 €
50 €

Akuzun Hotel

Built of natural stone in 1989, this charming family-run hotel offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside.

Yeni Cami Mah. Istiklal Cad. No.9, Urgup

+90 384 3413869

32 €
45 €
55 €

Urgup Evi Cave Hotel

A superbly appointed cave hotel that combines the best of a hotel and B&B.

Esbelli Mah. No:54, Urgup

+90 384 3413173

95 $
95 $
130 $

Elkep Evi Cave Hotel

B&B cave hotel with modern facilities located ideally in the rock hill above the town of Urgup.

Esbelli Mah. No:26, Urgup

+90 384 3416000

65 €
90 €
125 €
Prices include breakfast and taxes.


Urgup has a continental climate. The weather is mild and non-humid in September making it suitable for cycling.

Average temperature in Urgup during September is 16°C. Maximum and minimum temperatures are 25°C and 8°C, respectively. There is no humidity and rainfall is also low with a monthly average of 13 mm.

On September 9, 2015 sunrise will be at about 06:00 and sunset will be at about 19:00.
There will be 13 hours of daylight for cycling.

You can check daily weather forecast for Urgup at AccuWeather.com and Weather.com.


Salcano Cappadocia Bike Festival is organized by Argeus.

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Cyclists Village Gathering
Salcano Cappadocia MTB Stage Races
Veloturk GranFondo

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