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MOSCOW, June 8 /TASS/. Russia has got a license for hosting a World Tour cycling race, President of the Russian Cycling Federation Igor Makarov said.
The World Tour includes all elite highway races of the season - in which leading cyclists take part - such as Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
"We have a license in our hands. We have decided that the race should be organized," Makarov said.
He also noted that the Russian cycling team Katyusha was planning to extend the World Tour license.