Race Horizon Park

Race Horizon Park
Race details
Date last week-end of May, the Day of Kyiv
Region Ukraine
Discipline Road
Competition Europe Tour
Type three separate one-day races
Organiser Alexander Bashenko
Race director Denys Sholudko

Race Horizon Park is an international cycling road race (category UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) 1.2, within the Europe Tour calendar), held annually in the capital of Ukraine, during the celebration of the Day of Kyiv. As a part of the bicycle race also a traditional parade of amateur cyclists is held – Bicycle day.


Kyiv cycle race has more than 60-year history. Even during the USSR time cycling on Khreschatyk Street in the Day of Kyiv was one of the main attributes and traditions of the holiday, performed with great resonance and mass audience. Many people remember the fatal Peace Race held in 1986 on Khreshchatyk immediately after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, when the authorities didn’t report about the Chernobyl tragedy.

For long period of time there had been no cycle races on Khreshchatyk. But in 2008, the capital cycling was revived and acquired a new name - Race Horizon Park, and greatly expanded the number and level of activities. Since that time Race Horizon Park cycling is a few bright racing on the highway, passing in a closed ring of the city and collecting a large number of spectators

In 2011, Ukrainian cycling Race Horizon Park was recognized by the international experts. Having received the status of a categorical race (1.2), it was registered in the calendar of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). In addition to the image and prestige, this status greatly expanded the number of participants, the length of the route, the level of judges and the professionalism of riders.

In 2012, the first cycling of the new international status was held at the highest level by confirmation of the chief judge, the UCI International Commissioner Vladimiros Petsas.

In 2013, insdead of one-day international race the organizers decided to hold two one-day cycling Race Horizon Park of full status and categorization. One of which was held in Holosiyivo district, and the second one - traditionally in Solomyanskyi district of Kyiv.

In 2014, the UCI confirmed the holding of the three-day international cycling Race Horizon Park in Kyiv. The traditional Saturday Criterium on Khreshchatyk, that in 2014 has already taken place in the international status on Velyka Vasylkivska street. The rerouting was associated with an overlap of the main street - Khreshchatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti after the revolutionary events on Euromaidan. One of the new route’s sections laid on the pavement, that made the race even more spectacular and difficult.[1]

In 2012–2014 such famous people as Alexander Vinokourov, Dzhamolidin Abduzhaparov, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Sergey Bubka, Dmytro Bulatov were the guests of the event under the name Race Horizon Park.

Routes in 2014


The first day, May 30. Race Horizon Park-1 (road race) was held in a circle: Holosiivskyi Ave., Holosiivska str., Sciences Ave., Blakitnogo str., Heroiv Oborony str.

The second day, May 31. Race Horizon Park-2 (road race) was held in a circle: Velyka Vasylkivska str., Kovpak str., Gorky str., Lubchenco str., Velyka Vasylkivska str., Tolstoy str., Velyka Vasylkivska str.

The third day, June 1. Race Horizon Park-3 (road race) takes place in a circle: Mykola Grinchenko str, Kirovogradska str., Chervonozіrkovy Ave., Andryi Golovko str., Solomyanska str., Protasiv Yar str.


Race Horizon Park celebrated its fifth anniversary as the international road race. For a memorable date organizers prepared many interesting surprises for all cycling fans.

For the first time Friday`s cycling route of the Horizon Park Race for Peace was held not in the city, but near Kyiv (to avoid traffic jams). Specifically for this event legendary track- the so-called "Olympic Ring" built in 1980 - was renovated.

Unfortunately, the weather affected the traditional Saturday race of the Horizon Park Race Maidan. By the decision of the international commissioner the race was stopped due to heavy rainfall, which began almost immediately after the start of the race and led to a drop of more than 70 athletes, more than ten got different types of trauma.

Also for the first time the international professional road race for women – Horizon Park Women Challenge (on the road) and VR Women ITT Race (trial) - was held. It allowed the Ukrainian athletes, who had won the races, to take two licenses for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In honor of the holiday the «Ukrposhta» released a special commemorative stamp – the 5 years Race Horizon Park.

Race name

The race title is formed from the name of the business centers - Horizon Park Business Cente,[3] the owner of which is the organizer of cycling Alexander Borysovych Bashenko. For A. Bashenko the revival of cycle racing in Kyiv is a tribute to his father Borys Arsenievych Bashenko’s memory, who had been a president of the Cycling Federation of Ukraine and the General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee. Today Alexander Bashenko is also a president[4] of Cycling Federation of Ukraine.

Race rules

The participants of the one-day road bicycle race Race Horizon Park 1, 2 and 3 (category UCI 1.2, within the Europe Tour calendar) in accordance with item 2.1.006 of the UCI Regulations can be the athletes of Men category up to 23 years. The length of each route is about 160 km. In accordance with item 2.1.005 of the UCI Regulations the UCI continental team, national teams, regional and club teams can participate in the competition. In accordance with article 2.2.003 of the UCI Regulations, the teams must consist of at least four (4) and a maximum of six (6) riders. The first 20 riders crossed the finish line, following the UCI Regulations, receive cash rewards. The total sum of prize is 10,818 euros. In accordance with the UCI Regulations, the points in the UCI individual rating are awarded to the first eight riders in accordance with the following table:

1 40
2 30
3 16
4 12
5 10
6 8
7 6
8 3


The bicycle race appeared in the UCI calendar in 2012.


The first winners were the following riders:


The medalists were:

Race Horizon Park-1
Race Horizon Park-2


The medal winners of the three days of the race were the following.

Race Horizon Park-1
Race Horizon Park-2
Race Horizon Park-3


The medal winners of the three days of the race were the following.

Race Horizon Park for Peace[5]
Race Horizon Park Maidan[6]
Race Horizon Park Classic[7]


The medal winners of the three days of the race were the following.

Race Horizon Park for Peace[8]
Race Horizon Park Maidan[9]
Race Horizon Park Classic[10]
Horizon Park Women Challenge[11]


  1. В международной велогонке Race Horizon Park-2014 примут участие 19 профессиональных команд
  2. Расписание гонок Race Horizon Park
  3. Сайт организатора гонки
  5. 2015 Horizon Park Race for Peace
  6. 2015 Horizon Park Race Maidan
  7. 2015 Horizon Park Race Classic
  8. 2016 Horizon Park Race for Peace
  9. 2016 Horizon Park Race Maidan
  10. 2016 Horizon Park Race Classic
  11. 2016 Horizon Park Women Challenge
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