The 2019 Chantal Biya International Cycling Tour kicks off this Thursday 17th October in Bertoua, East region.
The different teams to participate in this year’s Grand Prix were presented at the launching ceremony presided at by the Minister of Sports and Physical Education Narcisse Mouelle Kombi in Dimako East region on Tuesday 15th October 2019.
The tour initially to begin this Wednesday 16th October was rescheduled to Thursday 17th due to the late arrival of some international teams.
The first lap of the Grand prix Chantal Biya will be saddled in the East region.
It will be the first time that the race course gets into the East region.
Four different laps will be covered in four days.
Due to the shift in programme, the International Cycling Union cancelled the second stage of the programme which was to run from Yaounde to Bafia.
2019 Grand Prix Chantal Biya: The stages
Stage 1 – Bertoua › Abong-Mbang (109.6k)
Stage 2 – Yaoundé › Ebolowa (150.6k)
Stage 3 – Zoétélé › Meyomessala (116.4k)
Stage 4 – Sangmélima › Douala (166.2k)
Cameroon will be represented by two teams at the 19th edition of the Chantal Biya International Cycling tour.
The National team is coached by Dieudonné Ntep with five team members.
-Kuere Nounawe Rodrigue
– KossokoSadikou Jer Jeremy
-Kamdem Fodjo Jordan,
-Priso Lobe Alain Junior
Martinien Tega is Sports Director of the Cameroon SNH Velo Club with five athletes also representing the country.
-Kamzong Abossolo Clovis
– Michel Boris Tientcheu
-Mbah Hervé Raoul -Robert Fozing Dassie
The 2017 winner and 2018 runner up of the competition, Cameroon’s Clovis Kamzong Abessolo is upbeat that months of hard work will once more earn team Cameroon the yellow Jersey.
He told the press at the launching ceremony that the two teams representing Cameroon have worked on their moral and are supportive of one another to be at their best in order to make Cameroon proud.
All other participating teams have already reached Cameroon and are ready for the Grand Prix which kicks off this Thursday 17th October in Bertoua East region of Cameroon.
Bruno Ndonwie Funwie