Minsk hosts international cycling race

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The International Cycling Union (UCI) considered the request of the Belarusian Cycling Federation and included “Grand Prix of Minsk” cycling race into the Europe Tour calendar for 2015. The debut rally will be held in Minsk on July 4-5 and will be timed to the national holiday, the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.

The competition will be organized by the Belarusian Cycling Federation, Minsk City Executive Committee and the cycling club "Minsk".

While determining the race format the organizers tried to consider the interests of both cyclists and fans. Minsk Grand Prix will start on July 4 with a dynamic and spectacular criterium, on the second day (July 5) cyclists will take part in the classic group race in the streets of Minsk.

It is expected that the exciting cycling race with the participation of the best Belarusian cyclists and sportsmen from near and far abroad will entice a significant audience, will be a real feast not only for sports amateurs but also for all the inhabitants of Belarus, and will popularize cycling and healthy lifestyle in the country.

Let us remind that in the autumn of 2014 Minsk hosted “Grand Prix of Minsk” on Track Cycling. It is planned that the international road and track races will become a tradition in the Belarusian capital and will occupy a worthy place in the UCI calendar.

Text and pictures by TUT.BY