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Tour of World Class to take place in Almaty on August 16

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Everyone is welcomed to take part in the Tour of World Class that will be held on August 16 in Almaty, Tengrinews reports.

The tour will be held for the second time. Last year, 1,000 people applied and 600 of them turned out for the race.

And now everyone has an opportunity to feel what it means to be a real racer testing your body's strength and endurance. 

The event is organized by World Class fitness center along with the Almaty Akimat (city administration) to popularize active lifestyle in Almaty and promote cycling in Kazakhstan.

"The Tour of World Class bike race is held to promote healthy and active lifestyle among Almaty residents, to develop cycling in the city as well as to get more people cycling," Chairman of the race's Organizing Committee Saltanat Kazybayeva said, "This year we expect 1,000 participants at the start of the race. Unfortunately, the streets are not capable of accommodating more cyclists then that. But we are sure that the most active cycling amateurs in Kazakhstan will be among the participants."

The route of the race. Photo courtesy of the official website.

Last year, apart from Kazakhstanis, racers from Russia, Tajikistan, China, the United Kingdom, Spain and Turkey also took part in the event and this year the organizers expect more participants from abroad. 

To take part in the race one should first get registered on the official website of the race and then to pick up a starter kit on August 14-15 on the third floor of Mega Center Almaty 2 shopping mall located on #289 Rozybakiyev street.

Some roads in Almaty are going to be closed for traffic from 5.30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. due to the race. Therefore, be advised to take detours between Rozybakiev-Levitan streets, Al-Farabi avenue, from Dostyk avenue to Rozybakiev street along Al-Farabi avenue and along Eastern Byroad.

By Assel Satubaldina

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