03 June 2013

More Tanzanian cyclists on the way to being professional riders.

Cycling talent identification camp ends in Babati
By Joseph Mwendapole
1st June 2013
The One week cycling Talent Identification Training camp organized by the World Cycling Centre For Africa (WCCA) and the International Cycling (UCI) ended yesterday in Babati.

Speaking in a telephone interview, one of the organizers of the course Nicola Morganti said the training camp attracted 45 cyclists from 9 countries and the training was conducted in collaboration with Tanzania Cycling Association (CHABATA).

He said during the course cyclist were taught on some cycling skills. Like position on the bike, bike adjustment and ability to stay in the peloton.

“ The course is ending today (Yesterday) the chief instructor Physiologist and Professional Cycling Coach from South Africa Andrew Smith is very happy with the performances of the participants ,among them is a Tanzanian participants  from Shynianga  Gerald Kondo and Arusha born Ali Rashidi have been selected for a test with power meter” He said.

Morganti said  the two Under 23 riders  might be invited for further training in Potchefstroom, South Africa from next September.

“ The two are good riders and its our hope that one day, they might follow the path of their mate Richard Laizer, the first professional cycling athlete of Tanzania who has recently joined the MTN Qhubeka feeder team and will soon travel to South Africa and Europe” he said.

The talent identification attracted cyclists from Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles and the host country.

The objective of the training was to scout for talented athletes who would potentially progress to attend the World Cycling Centre for Africa’s bi-annual training camps in Potchefstroom and Aigle, Switzerland later this year.

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