Two large international cycling races will be held in Minsk today and tomorrow. For the third time, Minsk Cup and Minsk Grand Prix international road races will start in the Belarusian capital. This year the starting and finishing zones are situated in one place. Representatives of 20 teams from 16 countries will begin and finish the battle for the champion's title on the Pobediteley Avenue in front of the Sports Palace. Today's race is 176 kilometers long. Minsk Grand Prix kicks off tomorrow; the athletes will have to ride through 145 kilometers.