S. Shapiro: the most valuable thing for the country - is the health of the nation

The sports event was attended by about 150 people

The most valuable thing for the country - is the health of the nation. This was stated by Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Semyon Shapiro during the opening in the Volozhin district regional bicycle tour dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.

The sports event was attended by about 150 people. Basically it is the employees of the structural units of the Minsk regional executive committee and provincial departmental organizations. Rainy weather could not thwart cyclists to overcome the 30 km route.

"It is symbolic that our sporting event takes place in such a significant day - we all have been waiting for the rain, and the weather finally took pity on us, - he noted Chairman of the bike tour at the opening of Minsk Regional Executive Committee Semyon Shapiro. - I wish all the victories, good rest and interesting dialogue. And the most important - health, because health - is the most valuable thing for the country is the wealth of the nation ".

After the first deputy head of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee of Sports and Tourism Vasyl Gorbachev reported to the governor's readiness to the arrival of teams, the participants moved to the start. The route ran through the village of Dora, the ball Burbovschina, Small Lyutinka, Padnevichi, Mesopotamia, Michałowo.

In the village of Dora, participants laid flowers at the memorial complex "The dead are waiting forever." The memory of those killed by the Nazis on the site in 1943 civilians held a moment of silence.

In the course time, all participants showed themselves worthy, no one behind the columns. At the finish, the team met with a support group. All bikers handed a certificate of passing the route.

According to the Olympic champion in 1976 (Montreal), Vladimir Kaminsky, who also took part in the race, the trip turned out fun. "We tried to go slowly, to have time to enjoy the surrounding nature. On the way there are beautiful lakes, pasture. As for rain, it did not prevent us to enjoy the road. As they say, is no bad weather," - he said.
The program provides activities Sporting competitions. Athletes will compete in the park volleyball, darts, figure driving the bike. Planned entertaining competitions "Throwing valenki", "Who is faster on a broomstick?" and others.

The regional bicycle tour held in the capital region for the third time in order to promote cycling and healthy lifestyles in the Minsk region, recreation workers and bringing them to regular physical exercise.

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