ECOWAS cycling race rolls off in Lagos on February 15

Ecowas International Cycling Tour, 2011

About  250 cyclists are expected to participate in the second ECOWAS International Cycling Tour, according to a statement from the regional body.

The 450-kilometer Tour starts from Lagos on February 15th and will end in Abidjan after four days of cross-country racing through Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

According to the statement, the race will be in four phases with three motorised transfers in between. The stages are Lagos to Cotonu; Cotonu to Lome; Ada to Accra; and Abuaso to Abidjan.

Organisers say prize-monies and trophies will be awarded to winners at the various stages of the race.

The overall tour winner, best team, the fastest cyclist and the best young cyclist will also be rewarded. Each ECOWAS member nation is expected to have in its team six cyclists and five officials.

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