Budapest, April 8 (MTI) – Plans to build a velodrome suitable for Olympic cycling races was among the topics discussed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban and head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Brian Cookson on Wednesday.

Head of the Hungarian cycling association MKSZ Istvan Polony, who also attended the meeting, told a press conference that Orban promised that earlier plans to build the Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest would be revived. The aim would be to have the world’s most modern velodrome in Budapest where races for world championships and Olympics could also be held, he added.

The cost of construction is estimated to be up to 7 billion forints (EUR 24m) with a planned completion date 2018 or 2019 instead of 2017 as originally planned.

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