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Confederation of African Cycling To Train New Coaches

The Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) plans to hold a capacity-building workshop in Abuja for coaches, commissaries, and mechanics.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the week-long training camp, which will take place from July 8 to July 13, is part of the activities planned ahead of the Africa Cup Track Championship in Abuja.

The four-day Africa Cup Track Championship is scheduled to take place from July 14 to July 17 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Velodrome in Abuja.

Giandomenico Massari, President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), told NAN that the goal of the camp is to ensure that the coaches training the athletes have a high standard of capacity building.

“Before the start of the Africa Cup championship in Abuja, the CAC will organize this camp/courses for those who will participate in the championship.”

“The CAC is organizing these two major courses to raise the standard of the sports’ professional components.”

“The CAC is expected to bring high-level experts and track trainers to provide all necessary assistance during the camp and tournament.”

“The CAC will be in charge of course sponsorship and will provide all necessary funding and facilitation during the camp.”

“The courses include mechanics levels two and coaches levels two, and delegates from Nigeria and other African countries will participate,” he said.

Participants in the training camp were expected to have the level one certificate as a pre-requisite to participate in the courses, according to Massari.

According to him, the training will provide an opportunity to raise the national standard for both coaches and mechanics.

“If we had to travel out of the country to participate in this type of training, it would normally be very expensive, so we are very excited to have this on a platter of gold delivered to our door.”

“This is a huge opportunity for us to ensure that our coaches and mechanics learn more about the sport so that they can compete with the rest of their counterparts all over the world,” he said.

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He stated that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), an international testing agency, would be present on the ground before the championship to conduct routine random testing of the athletes as well as certify the facilities to be used.

“Doping is a very important aspect of the competition, and we as a federation have zero tolerance for our athletes using performance-enhancing drugs.”

“As a result, all athletes competing in the championship will be tested before the competition, as the anti-doping unit has made all necessary arrangements to ensure compliance.”

“There will also be an inspection of the facilities before the start.” so that the Velodrome is certified to host international events, fit for athletes to compete in the championship, and comfortable for people to stay before and during the championship,” he explained.

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The Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) plans to hold a capacity-building workshop in Abuja for coaches, commissaries, and mechanics.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the week-long training camp, which will take place from July 8 to July 13, is part of the activities planned ahead of the Africa Cup Track Championship in Abuja.

The four-day Africa Cup Track Championship is scheduled to take place from July 14 to July 17 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Velodrome in Abuja.

Giandomenico Massari, President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), told NAN that the goal of the camp is to ensure that the coaches training the athletes have a high standard of capacity building.

“Before the start of the Africa Cup championship in Abuja, the CAC will organize this camp/courses for those who will participate in the championship.”

“The CAC is organizing these two major courses to raise the standard of the sports’ professional components.”

“The CAC is expected to bring high-level experts and track trainers to provide all necessary assistance during the camp and tournament.”

“The CAC will be in charge of course sponsorship and will provide all necessary funding and facilitation during the camp.”

“The courses include mechanics levels two and coaches levels two, and delegates from Nigeria and other African countries will participate,” he said.

Participants in the training camp were expected to have the level one certificate as a pre-requisite to participate in the courses, according to Massari.

According to him, the training will provide an opportunity to raise the national standard for both coaches and mechanics.

“If we had to travel out of the country to participate in this type of training, it would normally be very expensive, so we are very excited to have this on a platter of gold delivered to our door.”

“This is a huge opportunity for us to ensure that our coaches and mechanics learn more about the sport so that they can compete with the rest of their counterparts all over the world,” he said.

READ MORE: W’Cup Qualifiers: D’Tigers Book Second-Round Ticket As Mali Fail To Show Up

He stated that the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), an international testing agency, would be present on the ground before the championship to conduct routine random testing of the athletes as well as certify the facilities to be used.

“Doping is a very important aspect of the competition, and we as a federation have zero tolerance for our athletes using performance-enhancing drugs.”

“As a result, all athletes competing in the championship will be tested before the competition, as the anti-doping unit has made all necessary arrangements to ensure compliance.”

“There will also be an inspection of the facilities before the start.” so that the Velodrome is certified to host international events, fit for athletes to compete in the championship, and comfortable for people to stay before and during the championship,” he explained.

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