Five Rings of Moscow bicycle race to be held on 5-9 May

Five Rings of Moscow bicycle race to be held on 5-9 May
The cyclists will cover 600 kilometres over five days.

On 5-9 May, the Five Rings of Moscow international road bicycle race will take place in Moscow. It will bring together 120 cyclists from Russia, the Netherlands, Belarus, Poland, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan – in all, 22 teams. The programme consists of a prologue stage and group stages.

Over a period of five days, the cyclists will cover 600 kilometres of city roads, competing for the prize fund and rating points of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Those who will clock the lowest aggregate time will take the prizes. Each day leader’s T-shirts will be contested: a violet one for the active rider and a yellow one for the race’s overall leader.

Russia will be represented by its national team, the Gazprom-RusVelo Club (U-23) and regional teams. Taking part in the race will be the award-winning Russian cyclists Yuri Trofimov, Alexander Kulikovsky and Nikolai Cherkasov.

 

5 May, Friday

Duration: noon - 3 pm

Start and finish: Rowing Canal

Prologue: 3.8 kilometres

 

6 May, Saturday (Stage I)

Duration: noon - 4:30 pm

Start and finish: Krylatskoye Cycling Track — Krylatskaya Street – Krylatskoye Cycling Track

Group race: 136 kilometres (10 heats, 13.6 kilometres each) 

 

7 May, Sunday (Stage II)

Duration: 1 pm – 5:30 pm

Start and finish: Kosygina Street — Vorobyovskaya Embankment — Leninsky Prospekt — Kosygina Street

Group race: 149.5 kilometres (13 heats, 11.5 kilometres each)

 

8 May, Monday (Stage III)

Duration: noon – 4:30 pm

Start and finish: Zhokhovo, Klyonovskoye Ring

Group race: 117.6 километра (six heats, 19.6 kilometres each)

 

9 May, Tuesday (Stage IV)

Duration: 10 am – 2:30 pm

Start and finish: Krylatskoye Cycling Track — Krylatskaya Street – Krylatskoye Cycling Track

Group race: 163.2 kilometres (12 heats, 13.6 kilometres)