Zim BMX riders for SA

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cyclists Federation (ZCF) has confirmed the members of the team to participate at the African Continental Championships to be held in Pietermaritzburg South Africa October 26.

This year, four local; Tawanda Marova (Elite men), Simon Martin (Elite men), Antony Timothy (Elite men) and Scott Donaldson (Junior elite) are set to represent the country at the continental competition.

The event is an UCI Scoring round where riders can score points to qualify to take part in Olympic events and championships.

ZCF president Andrew Donaldson said it is the first time such a continental tourney takes place in Africa.

“This is the first time that a continental championships is taking place in Africa and it gives us great opportunity for our riders to attend such an event,” he said.

“We look forward to some good racing anticipate some good results from the team.”

He said the team has prepared well for the event under the mentorship of coach Tafi Mashingaidze.

“The team has been in training under national coach Tafi and have put in vast amount of effort in preparation for this event. This event is part of a home and away series for all age groups.”

Zimbabwe will host the Africa Challenge in Harare, which will see international riders coming to be crowned the All Africa champion.

The ZCF believes the holding of such a big event will help boost a number of professionals in Zimbabwe as they have the chance to meet champions from different countries.

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