Nigerian cyclists have emerged winners of the 2018 West Africa King of the Mountain Cycling Championship held in the stretch of Kwahu Eastern region of Ghana.
The Nigerian team led by Kurotimi Abaka beat Ghana’s Solomon Tagoe to the second position, while Burkina Faso’s Guigmde Arnaud came third at the one-day event.
The cycling championship, tagged ‘West Africa King of the Mountain Cycling Championship,’ was organised by a consortium comprising Ghana Tourism Authority; Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture; the Traditional leaders in KWAHU and the Ghana Cycling Federation.
60 cyclists from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Nigeria and 12 clubs from the host nation competed in the cycling tourney, which covered a short but heated climb distance of 48.57 km.
In the Nigerian team were three cyclists coached by Kamoli Amoo and sponsored by FT Cycle Care in conjunction with Ogun State Cycling Federation.
According to the organisers of the event, the cycling championship was also organised to celebrate the World Tourism Day.
The West Africa King Of Mountain Cycling Championship covered Nkawkaw – Mpraeso – Obo and back to Mpreaso through Abetifi – Abene – Ewefwe and finished at Abene.
The Ghana Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture, the traditional leaders of KWAHU and the Cycling federation also assured it would become to more glamorous in the coming years.