Botswana’s most promising cyclists have been selected to represent the country at the African Road Continental Cycling Championships. The duo, Bakang Ebudilwe (female) and Sethomo Masepe (male) will represent the country at the highly anticipated calendar event, which will be held at Pietermaritzburg, in South Africa from February 10 to 14.
The African Road Continental Cycling Championships are competitions held every year under the ambit of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Prior to the competitions the two local cyclists have been attending a very intense training camp. The duo is amongst at least 30 other cyclists who have been carefully selected from across the African continent within the category of Junior Elite under 23.
The training camp which is currently ongoing, will last for a period of four weeks. Having started last week from January 10, the boot camp will end on February 9 at the Africa World Cycling Centre, in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Bakang Ebudilwe is one of the most promising members’ of Tsela Riders Cycling Club.
The young female cyclist was part of the national team, which represented the country in the first ever Africa Youth Games that were held in Botswana last year.
Ebudilwe has among other achievements, won a medal at the MTN road race championships, which was held at the royal kingdom of Swaziland last year. She is currently the reigning national champion in the junior ladies category in road racing in Botswana.
“I’m elated to have been given an opportunity to be a part of the training camp and the competitions. I believe I have the much needed support to contribute immensely to growth of the sport of cycling in Botswana,” she beamed.
She attributes most of her successes to her club, Tsela Riders, which she says has a well-organised junior development wing.