Makhachkala, July 30, 2014. An outdoor velodrome is going to be built in Daghestan, said director of the only cycling school in Dagestan Magomedali Bagandov. The idea was initiated by Daghestani businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov, a member of the Russian Cycling Federation’s board of trustees.
"As back as March 13, 2013, the RCF’s board of trustees approved of building 2 velodromes in the Far Eastern Federal District and Daghestan initiated by a board member, Ziyavudin Magomedov," Bagandov said. "It’s going to be a 250 meter track which an internationally accepted standard. The new track will be a training base for Daghestani cyclists able to host regional and nationwide competitions."
Deputy Director of the "Summa" group in Daghestan Magomed Amirkhanov said the cycle track will be built next to the "Anji Arena" stadium. The total construction cost of the sports facility remains undetermined.
Today, Russia is a home to only two world-class cycle tracks: Krylatskoje" (Moscow) and "Lokosfinks" (St. Petersburg). Three more sports complexes as such in Yekaterinburg, Tula and Omsk are planned to be put in operation by the end of 2014.
November 19, 2013, the first and only 200 meter dismountable cycle track in Russia was commissioned in Maikop.