The Sierra Leone National Cycling Association (SLNCA)’s Olympics trials from the National Stadium to Makeni and back to the stadium were a success story, but also a win for Moses Sesay with a time of 5; 58; 04 on the first journey.
In second position was Augustine Sesay with a time of 6; 02; 54 and in third position was a young cyclist Mohamed Tholley with a time of 6; 16; 22.
When the race started all the cyclists were riding at the same speed. The break away started from Grafton when they were automatically divided into three batches with the elite cyclists in the first batch.
Moses Sesay was able to win the race to Makeni when he made a break away 10 miles to Makeni.
On the second day the competition was called off because of repairs going on the some bicycles. In the final race from Makeni to the National Stadium it was a real litmus test for the cyclists as they were all determined to show supremacy over each other.
The race was keenly contested between Moses Sesay and Augustine Sesay. And it was a win for Augustine Sesay with a time of 6;01;28;63. In second position was Moses Sesay with a time of 6;01;29;45 and in third position was Mohamed Tholley with a time 6;01;31;53
At the end of the two days competition to and fro, Moses Sesay was crowned winner with a best time 11; 59; 33; 45; in second position was Augustine Sesay with a time of 12; 04; 22; 63; in third position was Mohamed Tholley with a time of 12;09;31;53 and in fourth position was Alimamy Sesay with a time of 12;13;16;22
Speaking to Awoko Sports after the competition the public relations officer said the competition was organised by the association and appealed to the government to pay allowances to the cyclists.