British Cycling and German Federation against European track championships in Belarus

The 2019 European Games where held in Belarus
The 2019 European Games where held in Belarus (Image credit: Getty Images)

The European Cycling Union are facing huge pressure to move the track championships from Belarus after the German Cycling Federation said it would not take part and British Cycling Performance Director Stephen Park suggested there was “no way the UEC can continue to deliver the Track Euros in Minsk next month.”   

The move comes after Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko ordered Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius to be forced to land in Minsk in order to arrest opposition journalist Roman Protasevich and his Russian girlfriend Sofia Sapega for his role in broadcasting the huge protests that erupted after the autocrat claimed to win the 2020 election.

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