Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – As the sun rises on Sunday, January 28th, 2024, all roads lead to Kono for the eagerly anticipated third stage of the Sierra Leone National Cycling Association (SLNCA)’s Salone Cup Series. Following the successful first and second series held in Freetown and Lunsar on November 24th and December 10th, 2023, respectively, over 40 cyclists from across Sierra Leone are geared up to showcase their skills in the upcoming race.
President of the Sierra Leone National Cycling Association, Mohamed C.D. Kamara, assures that all necessary arrangements have been made for the third round of the Cup Series. Athletes, officials, and sports enthusiasts from across the country are expected to gather in Kono Town for the event, promising an exciting display of cycling prowess.
Following the Kono stage, the Salone Cycling Cup Series will move to Makeni next month, with the final round set to take place in Bo. These events will be conducted as criterium races, adding an extra layer of competition and excitement.
While the past two stages received sponsorship from private partners, namely The Tacugama and The Le Col, the SLNCA is appealing for additional support. As their premier league, any sponsorship received from the government, the Sports Ministry, NSA, and NOC will be greatly appreciated, according to SLNCA.
The Sierra Leone National Cycling Association extends an appeal to business houses, philanthropists, and interested partners to step forward and sponsor the third round of the Salone Cycling Cup Series in Kono, continuing the tradition of promoting cycling excellence in the country.
In the current standings, the Lunsar Cycling Club leads the Salone Cup Series, with Moses Lamin Bangura securing victory in the Elite category in both the Freetown and Lunsar editions. Kalil Kallie Kamara of Lunsar Cycling Club emerged victorious in the Junior Category, and Aminata Jabbie of Kono Cycling Club triumphed in the Female category during the last edition in Lunsar. The upcoming race in Kono promises to further shake up the standings and provide thrilling moments for cycling enthusiasts. BT/27/1/2024