Grand Prix Minsk road event added to the UCI international calendar

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 17:38

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) approved the registration request of the Belarusian Cycling Federation and added the Grand Prix Minsk road event to the 2015 Europe Tour calendar.

The first edition of the Grand Prix Minsk will be held on July 04-05 and will be dedicated to the National holiday – Independence Day.

The race will be organized by the Belarusian Cycling Federation, Minsk City Executive Committee and Minsk Cycling Club.

The organizers tried to choose a race format interesting not only for athletes but also for supporters. A spectacular and dynamic criterium will open the Grand Prix Minsk program on July 04. The next day, on July 05, a classic group race is waiting for the riders.

An exciting race run on city center streets can arouse a huge public interest and become a real festival for spectators making a great contribution to the promotion of cycling in Belarus. The best Belarusian cyclists as well as continental teams from other countries are set to ride in the 2015 Grand Prix Minsk.

Last September the track cycling competitions Grand Prix Minsk were organized with success in the Belarusian capital. Both Minsk cycling events are expected to become traditional.