Stage 3

Târgu Mureș – Făgăraș Citadel, 154 km

FRIDAY, 09.09.2022

Stage description

Today we are reaching the beautiful fortress of Făgăraș. This route is very similar to the stage 2, but a little more compressed. The three sprints and three climbs in about 155 km, plus the previous stage and the threat of the Transfăgărășan on the following day, make this stage a key one for the general classification’s fate. Maybe an outsider breakout would have a chance of making it to the end. However, the teams that brought here only rouleurs, will want to make the most of the chance for another victory.

Stage route

Târgu Mureș – Ungheni – Căpâlna de Sus – Coroisânmărtin – Zagăr – Dumbrăveni – Biertan – Pelișor – Agnita – Dealu Frumos – Cincu – Rodbav – Soarș – Făgăraș Citadel.

Time schedule

Discover the complete schedule of the stage and the route followed by the riders in the Tour of Romania 2022 Guide.

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Stage profile

Neutral start profile

Târgu Mureș, (in Hungarian Marosvásárhely) is the municipality of residence of Mureș County. It is located in the center of historical Transylvania, on both banks of the Mureș River. Over time it was the cultural, industrial, economic and educational center of the Szeklerland. According to the 2002 census, the largest urban Hungarian community in Romania lived here. Among the city’s tourist attractions is the Roses Square, where there are countless buildings built in baroque, neoclassical and secessionist styles: the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Franciscan Tower, the Palace of Culture. The walls of the medieval fortress are proof of the long history of the city, which had an important political-economic power in the Principality of Transylvania.

Biertan – is part of the first German Saxon settlements in Transylvania, being included in the “Two Thrones” (Mediaș and Şeica) attested in 1224. Like any Saxon settlement, it had an urban organization, the Franconian style of rows of houses arranged in around a central square, above which rises the imposing church-citadel. For 300 years, between 1572 and 1867, Biertan was the seat of the Saxon bishop, favoring the construction of one of the strongest peasant fortresses in Transylvania, around the fortified church.

Făgăraș Citadel – construction began in 1310, by the Transylvanian voivode, Ladislau Apor, on the site of an older earth and wood fortification from the 12th century. The fortress of Făgăraş, together with Amlaş, was granted in the Middle Ages by the kings of Hungary as fiefs to the Wallachia’s lords who placed themselves under their protection. Over time, the city became an important political center, during 16th – 17th centuries, being a superior seat of justice.

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