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SnowCross World Championship in Erciyes

Snowcross World Championship - SNX Turkey, which is among the most prestigious extreme sports organizations by the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM), is organized by Kayseri Governorship, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality and Erciyes A.Ş. It will be held in Erciyes for the first time in our country with the support of the Turkish Motorcycle Federation.

The championship, in which the world's best snowcross athletes will compete, will be organized at Kayseri Erciyes Ski Center, the favorite destination of Sports Tourism, between 10-11-12 March 2023.

At the press conference held in Istanbul Feriye Palace, Kayseri Governor Gökmen Çiçek, Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Memduh Büyükkılıç, Bahçelievler District Governor Mehmet Boztepe, Turkish Motorcycle Federation (TMF) President Bekir Yunus Uçar, TMF Members of the Board of Directors, Erciyes A.Ş. Chairman of the Board of Directors Murat Cahid Cıngı and guests attended.

TMF President Bekir Yunus Uçar, who spoke first at the press conference, said that they were proud to organize an internationally important organization.

Ucar underlined that, as a federation, they consider the contribution of every organization they organize to the youth and the location where the event will be held, and said the following. While being a candidate for the "Snowcross World Championship", I asked "Where can we organize this organization in our country?" While we asked each other, we didn't go through many doors. We had a governor from whom we learned a lot. We learned from him to trust people and achieve good results as a team during his tenure in Afyon. Our governor took us to our mayor. We learned a very important life lesson from him: follow through and stick together. After this lesson, it became our duty to work. I am proud to say that we have acquired an organization worthy of Presidential patronage. The world's most popular and important athletes will come to Kayseri. We will have told more than 1.2 billion motorsport fans about this organization. The dimensions of this organization will open another window. Hopefully, we will have organized an organization that will be beneficial to our country, our youth, our sports and the promotion of the country."

Erciyes A.Ş. Murat Cahid Cıngı, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated that they were happy to host such a big organization and said, "2005 was a turning point for Erciyes. A great transformation began with its inclusion within the borders of Kayseri. We have done great work in Erciyes since 2011. We did the same thing as everything in the Alps. We are happy to meet in Erciyes in an organization that will make a splash in the world. We carried out projects to ensure that our Erciyes benefits the people of both the region and the world. We host foreign guests from many parts of the world. There are attractive points for foreign tourists. We held snow volleyball, snowboard European cups and World championships. We are happy to host such a great organization. We thank TMF. "We will finish the organization to be held in March with pleasure." He said.

Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Memduh Büyükkılıç emphasized that Kayseri, in addition to being a trade and industry center, has also made very important progress in tourism and said, "Of course, its flagship is Erciyes Ski Center. I cannot help but mention our previous mayor and minister, Mehmet Özhaseki, for his efforts here. With the projects we have carried out to become the center of sports, we ensure that people benefit not only from winter sports, but also by keeping our hotels full in summer. This city, this country will be introduced with nearly 100 live broadcasts. I congratulate those who contributed. We hope that Kayseri, which is a center of attraction with its population of 1.5 million, will always be remembered positively.” he said.

Kayseri Governor Gökmen Çiçek stated that the organization is of great importance for the promotion of Kayseri and shared his views: "Kayseri is a different city. When Kayseri is mentioned, everyone first thinks of trade. Even his jokes are like that. Kayseri is an industrial city. It has a great contribution to Turkey's exports. It is a city involved in furniture exports in a place where there are no trees in Anatolia. Kayseri is also a tourism city. The most important actor of this tourism is Erciyes. Turkey's longest ski slope is in Erciyes. It is a place that has been planned very well, and there is no structure that will disturb the eye in terms of structure. Great efforts have been made to make this place like this. More metropolitan cities made it possible for the championship to be held here. There has been a huge effort from the beginning to promote this. Compared to those in Europe, we have a little further to go. We evaluated that we needed to move forward in terms of promotion. I would especially like to thank the TMF President and his team. Having such a championship in Kayseri will have a great impact on promotion. We are excited to host the competition that will be broadcast on world television."

SNX-Snowcross World Championship, held by FIM in the best ski resorts of Europe such as Sweden, Switzerland, Finland and Norway, will be held specifically in the Tekir Kapı region of Erciyes Ski Center in 2023. It will be held on the prepared track. The jump ramps and challenging bends on the 1,350 meter long track will give adrenaline lovers unforgettable moments. The two-day organization will meet extreme sports fans through CBS Sport in America, Sport TV Network and Eurosport in Europe, and Fox Sport channels in Asia and South America.

More than 50 athletes will compete fiercely in Kayseri for the first time in the Erciyes Cup, which includes the Snowcross World Championship - SNX Turkey, as well as the ATV and Motosnow categories, which is the first major international organization on the 100th anniversary of our Republic. Famous artists will take the stage at Erciyes Winter Fest, which will be held within the scope of the championship. İrem Derici (Friday, March 10), Hande Ünsal, Ceza (Saturday, March 11) and Koray Avcı (Sunday, March 12) will meet their fans at Erciyes Ski Center. Participants will enjoy both the championship and the winter festival with fun competitions, sports activities, concerts and many different activities throughout the event.

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