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Sports - December 27, 2023

Garba, Nunachi, beat others to emerge victorious in 2nd Cycling Lagos

L-R : Tijani Quwam, Silver medalist; Michael Efengbe, Project Coordinator, Cycling Lagos;  Masud Garba, Gold medalist;  Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar, Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission; Babatunde Adesina, Bronze medalist and Bamidele Adeleye, Convener of Cycling Lagos and Managing Director, BrandEscort Communications during the 2nd Cycling Lagos’ Grand Finale held on Saturday, December 23, 2023.

After posting an impressive time of

1:09:55 seconds, Masud Garba emerged winner in the male category of Cycling Lagos, leaving Patricia Nunachi to snatch the female category with a time of  59:17: seconds.

The Cycling Lagos, which is in its 2nd edition was held last Saturday, December 23, 2023 in Lagos amidst fun and excitement.

Runner-up in the male category of the professional cycling event were Tijani Quwam who came second with an impressive 1:10:22 seconds while Babatunde Adesina came third with 1:10:34 seconds.

In the female category,  Patricia Nunachi who came first cycled for 59:17 seconds to beat Ajibade Elizabeth who came second with 1:14:35 seconds and  Ibrahim Ramat came third with 1:16:52 seconds.

An elated Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar who spoke at the event and presented medals to winners said: “the Cycling Lagos event is a good move in the right direction, I mean it’s a thing we have been looking for to keep our youth busy at all time and it’s in line with the theme agenda plus of Mr Governor. It’s just one of those events we are embarking on to showcase the programme of Mr Governor and ensure the development of sports in the state,” he said.

On his part, the convener of Cycling Lagos and the Managing Director of Brand Escort Communications, Bamidele Adeleye said: “Nigeria is blessed with lots of talented young cyclists who are capable of representing the country at various international competitions and a good example is Masud Garba.”

“For us at Cycling Lagos,  we are of the view that the government and corporate organisations need to continue to work together to engage the cyclists locally through various competitions such as this to prepare them for international events,” Bamidele stated.

Cycling Lagos is an annual cycling event that brings interested participants from different parts of the country to compete. The 2nd edition of Cycling Lagos, one of the biggest cycling competitions in Africa, began with a children race  on Saturday October 21, 2023 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The event with the theme, Greener Ride was designed to promote a  lifestyle that is environmentally friendly.

The grand finale of the competition which took off from Teslim Balogun Stadium to Dolphin Estate and back to the stadium  was made up of 52km race for male and 42km race for female.

The event which was in partnership with Lagos State Sports Commission and Lagos State Cycling Association was supported by Seven-Up Bottling Company, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Nestle Nigeria Plc and others.

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