Nigeria crashes out of cycling time trials

Nigeria crashed out of the men and women’s time trial events at the 2017 African Continental Road Championships in Luxor, Egypt, on Thursday.

Gladys Tombrakpa and Glory Odiase finished 11th and 13th respectively in the women’s time trials. Tombrakpa finished the 29km race at 47:24seconds while Odiase cycled home after 50:57 seconds.

In the men’s time trials, a race which was over a 43km stretch, Emmanuel Innocent finished 18th after finishing in 1:2:00 seconds while Effiok Eyo finished 19th following his arrival on 1:3:12seconds.

Mauritius’ Halbwachs Aurelie won the women’s time trials after finishing in 42:40 seconds, while Eritrean Mossana Debesay won silver in 43:00 seconds and Juanita Venter of South Africa finished third in 43:07 seconds.

Teshome Meron of Eritrea won the men’s time trial with a time of 53:16seconds while South Africa’s Stefan de Bod finished second in 53:42 seconds and Habtom Awet of Eritrea finished third in 54:05 seconds.

Nigeria will next compete in the men’s and women’s elite road races on Saturday and Sunday.



Jibril .O