Team Nigeria Cyclists qualify for World Cycling Championships

Team Nigeria Cyclists qualify for World Cycling Championships

Four Female Nigerian Cyclists have qualified for the 111th Edition of World Track Cycling Championships competition that will hold inside the Jean Stablinski Regional Indoor Velodrome in Roubaix, France from 20-24 October, 2021.

The qualified Cyclists who will wear the green white green jerseys/ kits for the first time at the World Cycling Championships Competition in Roubaix, France are Grace Ayuba, Tawakalitu OyetayoYekeen, ESE Lovina Ukpeseraye and Mary Sunday Samuel.

Nigeria’s qualification for the Cycling Competition is a testament to the popularity and commendable skill of our youths in this particular Sport. The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports commends the Cyclists and the leadership of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, led by Engr. (Chief) Masari Giandomenico and wishes the Team success.

Team Nigeria Cyclists will be participating alongside Egypt with 1 qualified Cyclist: two African countries joining their counterparts from other countries across the globe in the Cycling Championships holding in Roubaix, France in a few days time.

During the reception organised by the French Ambassador to Nigeria for our Team Nigeria female Cyclists; Her Excellency Mme Emmanuelle Blatman, stated that the qualification of the Four Female Nigerian Cyclists is commendable.

Blatman who was represented by the Deputy Ambassador, Mr. Olivier Chatelias said that the qualification was a proof of active women participation in the sport.

She wished them podium performances at the competition.

World Track Cycling Championships Competition that will hold in Roubaix, France is one of the oldest races called the ‘Paris- Roubaix’ which has taken place every year since 1896.

Mohammed Manga
Director (Press and Public Relations)