Track Cycling

4 Nigerian cyclists get World Track Cycling championship invite – Vanguard


File: GOLDEN QUARTET: Happiness Okafor, Rosemary Marcus, Gripa Tombrapa and Glory Odiase display their medals after winning the women’s time trial cycling event in Congo in 2015.

By Patrick Omorodion

Four Nigerian female cyclists have been invited by the French Cycling Federation, FCF, to participate in the 2021 World Track Cycling Championships taking place in Roubaix, France.

Technical Director of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, CFN, Bashir Mohammed who disclosed this in Abuja said the cyclists are Ese Ukpeseraye, Yekeen Tawakalt, Ayuba Grace and Samuel Mary.

Mohammed who doubles as the secretary general of the Confederation of African Cycling, CAC, said the world championship would run from October 20 to 24.

He added that the Nigerian representatives will compete in four events namely 500m Time Trials, Individual Pursuits, Team Sprints and Team Pursuits

According to Mohammed, “the qualification of the cyclists was based on the last World Cup Track Championships that took place in Kali, Colombia in August 2021.”