Tour of Antalya cancelled after earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria

More than 1,700 people have died following the quakes on Monday

Riders competing in the 2022 Tour of Antalya
(Image credit: Tour of Antalya)

The Tour of Antalya, a four-stage race scheduled to take place this week in Turkey, has been called off following two catastrophic earthquakes in the country. 

In a statement shared on Twitter, the race organisers said: "TOUR OF ANTALYA powered by AKRA, the international cycling race planned to be held between 9-12 February 2023, has been cancelled.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.