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The Ladoga Gold cycling race will take place in 8 cities of the Leningrad Region and Karelia

The Ladoga Gold cycling race will take place in 8 cities of the Leningrad Region and Karelia

The multi-day cycling Ladoga Gold race will be held for the first time from 12 to 20 July in the Leningrad Region and the Republic of Karelia around Lake Ladoga.

"It is important for us to create our own line-up of competitions, as well as to expand the geography of cycling. The Leningrad Region and the Republic of Karelia will host such a large-scale event for the first time. The strongest juniors and men will take part in the Ladoga Gold multi-day race. The race will be a kind of talent showcase, which in a few years will play a leading role in the Russian national team. I would like to thank the Ministry of Sport and the Roscongress Foundation for their support. We are very impressed by the intention to make the cycling race a holiday for athletes and spectators. Ladoga Gold will be an opportunity to tell about the tourist attractiveness of Lake Ladoga through cycling. And thanks to this our sport will get a new audience, and the race itself a new coverage angle,” said the Director General of the Russian Cycling Federation Yuri Kucheryavy.

The start and finish of the seven-day cycling race will be held in a festive format at the Igora Drive autodrome, which has already become a draw for residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

The route of the multi-day race will cover eight cities and over 40 settlements in the Leningrad Region and the Republic of Karelia, drawing the attention of residents to a large-scale and spectacular event.

The sixth and seventh stages of the cycling race will be dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the breakthrough of the siege of Leningrad. The finish of the sixth stage will take place near the panorama museum entitled "The Breakthrough". The cyclists will lay flowers at the museum, located on the place where in January 1943 the 63rd rifle division of the Leningrad Front went on the offensive and made a breakthrough, which made it possible to build a railway to Leningrad, the legendary "Victory Road". The seventh stage of the cycling race will start with "kilometres of memory". Racers will ride along the Road of Life from the village of Osinovets to the Broken Ring memorial.

The total length of the Ladoga Gold route will be 1,015 kilometres.

 


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