To mark the anniversary of the Baltic Chain, a human chain formed from Estonia all the way to Lithuania in 1989, a seven day cycling tour Baltic Chain Tour 2013 launches on August 19.
The first leg of the tour kicks off in Lahti, Finland, followed by two competitions in Estonia. The cycling tour in Tallinn starts ceremonially in front of the Toompea Castle. The first finish point is in Rapla and the second in Türi. The mountain finish takes place in Viljandi ending the second leg of the tour.
The Third intermediate sprint of the Baltic Chain Tour go from Viljandi to Tõrva in Otepää. The finish point is in Tõrva city and mountain finish in Otepää. The fourth leg of the tour takes place in Latvia.
The fifth and penultimate leg of the tour goes from Panevezys Utena in Latvia. The very last leg of the tour go, similarly to previous year's tour, from Utena in Latvia to Vilnius in Lithuania. The programme of the cycling tour along with additional information is published a few weeks before the start on the homepage of Baltic Chain Tour.
This cycling tour with 20 teams is on the highest scale of the international level yearly competitions taking place in the Baltic sea region countries.