One of Sierra Leone’s elite cyclists, Augustine Sesay, has won the cycling tour to Lunsar organised by the Cycling Association over the weekend.
The tour is the final trial to select cyclists that will represent Sierra Leone in this year’s ECOWAS peace cycling tour to be hosted by Liberia on December 2.
During the tour from the National Stadium to Lunsar, Augustine finished with a time of 3hrs 30; 27. In second position was one of the most improved cyclists, Saidu Mansaray, over the past months with a time 3hrs; 30; 28.
Ibrahim S Kargbo was third with a time of 3hrs; 30; 29 and Alimany Sesay was fourth with a time of 3hrs 30; 30
During the race to Lunsar, the four cyclists had a commanding lead from the others from Yams Farm and were able to maintain the gap onto Lunsar.
On the return to the National Stadium from Lunsar the race was tough as all the cyclists were now prepared to be among the best that would represent Sierra Leone in Liberia.
When the race started from Lunsar Petrol station, many pundits thought the cyclists were running a 100 meter race. They were able to maintain the pace on to Okro Hill when the breakaway started as some of the cyclists were running out of steam. Augustine Sesay emerged as winning with a time of 7hrs 17; 55. In second position was Saidu Mansaray with a time of 7hrs; 17; 56 and in third position was Ibrahim Kargbo 7hrs; 17; 57.
In fourth position was Alimany Sesay who clocked a time of 7hrs; 17; 58 fifth positions was Moses Sesay clocking a time of 7hrs; 21; 58 and in sixth position was the defender of the ECOWAS title Sharack Williams with a time of 7hrs; 48; 75
Speaking to Awoko after the competition, Augustine Sesay who won the competition, said “cycling is an individual sports that needs a lot of energy,” and appealed to fellow cyclists to reserve their energy for competitions if they wanted to succeed in the discipline.