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Important UCI points can be collected in the One Belt One Road bicycle race

The One Belt One Road Hungary cycling race was included in category 2.2 in the Union Cycliste International’s (UCI) Europe Tour calendar.

Date: July 16, 2020
Photo: Zoltán Vanik

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world’s governing body in the sport of bicycle racing, classifies races according to a rating scale. The rating is represented by a code made of two parts and indicates both the type or style of race (the first part), and its importance or difficulty (the second). The first part can be an integer or an abbreviation, and the second part, when present, are usually integers. Both parts are separated by a period or decimal point.

The first part of the code denotes whether the race is one-day ‘1’, or a multi-day (stage) race ‘2’. The second part of the code indicates the race ranking. From highest to lowest these are; WT, ProSeries, .1 and .2.

The One Belt One Road Hungary bicycle race owns the 2.2 category, so in this race may start: UCI ProTeams, UCI continental teams, National teams, Regional and club teams.

The race is offers a perfect opportunity for Hungarian riders, that they fight for UCI points at home. The top three finishers per stage (7-3-1 points), and the overall top ten finishers can collect points (40-30-25-20-15-10-5-3-3 and 3 points).

The final race route has still to be finalised and approved by local authorities. On the basis of the order of the Hungarian Government on the restrictions for the summer period – according to which basically no outdoor sports event is allowed –, MER SE counts with the dates of 16-17 August for the realisation of the One Belt One Road Hungary race.

The sports initiative came into being last year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian-Chinese trade relations, and this year it is registered in the international race calendar as 2.2 category event.