Official Press Release has for the 2018 Tour de Timor
dated 20 August 2018
Welcoming Timor Resources’ Managing Director, Suellen Osbourne, to the event headquarters in Dili event organisers were very pleased to acknowledge the $50,000 USD cash sponsorship for the 2018 Tour de Timor.
Mr. Johnny Guterres, Tour de Timor spokesperson has this to say: “The Tour de Timor would like thank Timor Resources’s generous sponsorship of the race. By engaging quickly Timor Resources’s sponsorship has enabled us, as race organisers, to jump start many important initiatives for this year’s event. In particular the development of the camp site at Aileu has been accelerated – one of the main results of this is that Timor Resources’ sponsorship has actually directly benefitted the communities around our campsite, through directly providing employment opportunities at the grass roots level.”
Over the final two weeks before the race kicks off, the campsite of Aileu will become a hub of activity as organisers begin to engage dozens from the local community to assist in new construction projects and preparing the Aileu site for the upcoming race.
Mr. Guterres, went onto to say: “Thanks to Timor Resources we can immediately engage in transforming the Aileu site dramatically. Just one example of Timor Resources’s sponsorship will be the new, enhanced dining hall and kitchen which will allow our catering team to showcase local produce and serve up great food for our local and international riders. In addition Timor Resources’s sponsorship has allowed a small team of three australian bike mechanics to arrive shortly in Timor-Leste. While this team is in country they will provide mechanical support to Timorese riders, enabling them to train and compete at the highest level.”
Managing Director Suellen Osbourne, talking about Timor Resources’s sponsorship explained: “We are proud to sponsor this years event. Our company Timor Resources, firmly believes that international events such as the Tour de Timor are important catalysts for showing the world that Timor-Leste is a safe, exciting destination for tourists and investors alike. This event brings communities, supporters and participants from all across the nation of Timor-Leste together in a celebration of peace, sport and national unity.”
Around 150 riders are expected to ride together through the central mountain region of Timor-Leste. The race will be held between 4th and 8th of September. In addition, the ‘Ride for Peace’ (a short distance non-competitive ride involving school children and participants) will be held on Saturday 1st of September in the capital of Dili.
Visit the official website: www.tourdetimor.com for more info.