Mohamed Thorley, who is usually referred to as the ‘power-horse’ among cyclists, won the Kent Cycling race in grand style on Sunday in a time of 40; 12. 21
This was the annual Cycling Championship race, which is the 14th edition. During the race, which started proper at Waterloo to Kent Village, Mohamed Thorley broke away from the other cyclists five minutes after the race started and was able to maintain this lead until the end of the race, where he was crowned champion for 2012.
After the race, Mohamed said that he knew very well that he was going to win the race after he broke away from them; the other cyclists failed to catch up with him but were rather just riding at their own pace and failed to realize that they all had the same strength with a gap that was impossible for them to catch up with him again.
Mohamed also stated that in other competitions, he is planning to do better, than this. This is why he is planning to train very hard as he wants to make a difference this year.
Defending champion Augustine Sesay was second with a time of 43;00;03 in third position was the National team captain Moses Sesay, while Suleiman Bah was fourth with a time of 45;17;40.
According to the President of the association, Winston D.C Crowther, he was impressed with the performance of Mohamed Thorley because he was able to maintain his lead which caused the race to be faster than the other races over the past years.
The Cycling President also stated that they are hoping to see such riding in the coming competitions, both local and international.
He also revealed that they were expecting the Guinean National Cycling team but they were unable to turn up but hoped that come next year, they will be able to participate in the race.
During the race, cyclists from Kono, Makeni, and Bo participated in the race which according to them is their first time to participate in this championship.