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Nigeria qualifies for World Cycling Championships

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

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga, which was released today in Abuja noted that; the qualified Cyclists who will represent Nigeria are for the first time at the World Cycling Championships Competition in, France are Grace Ayuba, Tawakalitu OyetayoYekeen, ESE Lovina Ukpeseraye and Mary Sunday Samuel.

The statement reads in part;  “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.

 

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