"EVERYTHING IS READY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS!"
The Republic of Belarus welcomes the participants and guests of the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.
In addition to discovering the best track riders on the planet, this event will undoubtedly become a true celebration which will unite sports enthusiasts.
Hosting such a high level and large scale sports event is a great honor for our country, demonstrating international recognition of the contribution of Belarus to the development of the best traditions of world sports. It also stands as a tribute to the outstanding performance of Belarusian athletes, who have won dozens of gold medals at the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships.
We will endeavor to ensure the highest level of organization and hosting for the championship, which is going to attract the keen interest of athletes and supporters of the sport.
Comprehensive development of physical fitness and sports is one of the main priorities of the Belarusian state. This can be verified by anyone who visits our country. New sports facilities become available each year in various locations. They are accessible by any person who wishes to improve their health and fitness.
The Track Cycling World Championships will be held in a modern velodrome, part of the multi-function Minsk Arena sports complex. Prominent among the modern sports facilities in Belarus, this is a unique venue where the athletes, officials, VIP guests and spectators will feel comfortable.
I am sure that the track riders will demonstrate their world class skills at the Minsk Arena velodrome in 2013, and I wish them the best of luck!
It is my sincere hope that the Track Cycling Championships in Minsk will offer an unforgettable experience to all enthusiasts of this wonderful sport. And let the best athletes get to the podium!
Deputy Prime Minister,
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Championships