Posted Tuesday, February 5 2013 at 02:00
Only one cyclist is likely to represent Uganda in Egypt.
Uganda’s hopes of participating in the Tour De Egypt are in balance due to shortage of funds.
The event is due February 7 to 16. The Uganda Cycling Association (UCA) had hoped to send a team of six but only one cyclist, Leon Muwonge, might make the trip. “Leon is making private arrangements to travel. Unfortunately, his bike also has mechanical problems,” Ester Cynthia, the UCA secretary women affairs, said yesterday.
Edward Bukenya, Augustine Nyonsiima, Cosma Kibirige, Emma Katerrega and Katto Muwonge have virtually given up on the trip despite investing time and resources in training.
Ugandan cyclists could not be admitted in last year’s Olympic Games because of their failure to compete in continental events.
UCA delegates go to polls on February 10 at Lugogo and the executive is likely to be tasked to explain their failure to facilitate national cyclists to such competitions.