Officials launch the race. A cycle race in the Yangtze River Delta Ecology and Greenery Integration Demonstration Zone on Saturday saw amateurs and professionals from home and abroad enjoy both the fun of the event and the beautiful landscape.
The "Ride Like a Pro," managed by Giro d’Italia, Italy’s equivalent of the Tour de France, took place on Dianshan Lake Avenue.
"It is my first experience in the event and I am very excited," said James Zhang, who has been participating in various cycling races over the past 10-plus years.
"I like cycling and once cycled from Harbin, my hometown, to Shanghai. The event is well organized with road closures and strict epidemic prevention measures, and the road signs are clear."
"The cycling facilities in Shanghai are the best with many cycling tracks in place, and the city is beautiful and suitable for cycling in all seasons." Children are keen to take part. "I love cycling and the organization of the race is very good," said Jacek Philipiak, from Germany, who has been in Shanghai for four years. He also participated in last year’s event and will race both days this year.
His wife also raced in the event on Saturday, but will miss Sunday because all slots were occupied when she made application, said Philipiak.
It is the first big sports event in the demonstration zone since it was established late last year."The race fuels the integration of the delta region and accelerates the coordination of the regional sports industry," said Sun Ting, deputy […]