WorldStage Newsonline— As Lagosians prepare for the grand finale of the Cycling Lagos 2018 scheduled for October 27, no fewer than 25 coaches from across Nigeria are currently meeting in Abuja to participate in the International Cycling Union training organized by the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN).
A statement issued by Dorcas Jonah, Media office of Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) and made available to sports writers in Abuja states that the training which begins on Oct. 7, will end on Oct.13.
The statement also says that the training is sponsored by the President of CFN Giandomenico Massari.
The media officer says that the training will further equip coaches with modern techniques and rudiments in cycling.
According to Massari, the Resource Person of the training programme, Jean Pierre Vanzy is an internationally acclaimed coach who has a wide range of experience in the field of cycling.
He, therefore, called on the coaches to use their experience gained from the training to boost cycling in Nigeria.
The Cycling Lagos, an event aimed at promoting cycling culture in the country was moved from August 25 to October 27 due to temporary closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has promised to join other leaders and cycling enthusiasts in the Celebrity Race at the grand finale of the highly anticipated Cycling Lagos 2018 now scheduled for Oct 27.
The competition which will involve over 1,000 cyclists in Lagos has been described by the organisers as one of the biggest sports, tourism and entertainment events in the country and the entire Africa continent in recent time.
The Cycling Lagos 2018 is supported by the Lagos Government, Lagos State Cycling Association, Eko Hotels & Suites, DStv, SuperSport, Leadway Assurance Company, Addefort Limited, WorldStage Group, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, JAC Motors, Simba Group, TVS and Access Bank.