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Prime Minister: Lithuania is ready to host the European Track Cycling Championship

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2021 07 05

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Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has met with Enrico Della Casa, President of the European Cycling Union (UEC), visiting Lithuania to discuss Lithuania's preparedness to organise the European Track Cycling Championship instead of Belarus.

'Lithuania is ready to host the European Track Cycling Championship and we hope that the European Cycling Union will make a positive decision regarding Lithuania. Lithuania has the necessary infrastructure for and experience in organising such high-level events', said Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.

If Lithuania is granted the right to organise this Championship, it will take place in Panevėžys this October.

In addition, the round of the Track Champions League is planned to be organised in the CIDO arena of Panevėžys on 27 November.

The Head of UEC together with the representatives of the Lithuanian Cycling Federation are planning to meet with the Mayor of Panevėžys and the operators of the CIDO arena.

The European Track Cycling Championship, that was to take place in Belarus, was cancelled in response to the forced landing of a passenger plane by the Minsk regime to arrest the opponents of the regime.