(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 7. An opening ceremony
of 'Aziz Shusha' (dear Shusha) International Cycling Tour dedicated
to the 100th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev has
been held in the Baku Bike Park, trend reports.
The event was attended by Minister of Youth and Sports of
Azerbaijan Farid Gayibov, President of the Azerbaijan Cycling
Federation Madat Guliyev, 1st Vice-President of the Federation
Sahib Alakbarov and other vice-presidents of the Federation, as
well as athletes.
Gayibov delivered an opening speech. He and Madat Guliyev
greeted the participants of the competition and wished them
Then the presentation ceremony of the teams took place.
The competitions, included in the calendar plan of the
International Cycling Union, will be attended by the national teams
of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkmenistan, as well as clubs
from Türkiye, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Germany, Mongolia,
Egypt, the Philippines, Belgium, China and Italy.
Of these countries, Kazakhstan and Germany will be represented
by two clubs. About 100 athletes in 16 teams from 14 countries will
compete for medals.
The competitions will provide an opportunity to earn license
points for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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