Ukraine NOC President Sergey Bubka gave start to the symbolical cycling Peace Race in Kyiv on Friday, May 30th. Cyclists from 12 nations who arrived in Ukraine’s capital to take part in the international Race Horizon Park-1 rode city’s streets to demonstrate their support to Ukraine and show that Kyiv is safe, peaceful and friendly place.
After the start to the race was given Bubka commented saying, 'Today’s Peace Race is very important for our city and our nation. It helps to consolidate people, to provide understanding within the society and promotes peace. Sport has always been and continues to be an ambassador of peace, unity and friendship between people’.
Race Horizon Park-1 is an international professional road race traditionally held as a part of Kyiv City Day celebration ath the last weekend of May (more at www.racehorizonpark.com). The organizing committee expects that three days’ race will attract more than 100 000 participants and spectators.