"A GENUINE CELEBRATION OF SPORT"
A warm welcome on behalf of the sports community of the Republic of Belarus!
We applaud the initiative of the Belarusian Cycling Federation in holding the 2013 Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk, under the auspices of the International Cycling Union.
There is no doubt that the World Championships will be a symbolic event for our country and many other nations. It will help to make the sport of cycling more popular among young people, enabling a host of amateur cyclists to experience the thrill of watching the performance of the world’s leading riders.
The Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus has extensive experience of holding sports events at the highest level. It is ready to provide all necessary support in preparing for and hosting the World Championships.
I am absolutely positive that our joint efforts will create a bright and memorable event attracting huge attention from cycling enthusiasts, and that the Championships will be held in the spirit of fair and uncompromising competition.
Let commitment, will power, and team spirit help the athletes to provide a commendable performance at the World Championships in Minsk.
We wish to everyone good luck, brilliant victories, and all the best!
Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus