Activities of Africa in World Cycling Center 23-10-2017
Course for coaches at the UCI WCC, Level 3 Diploma: August 1-25 Three countries (ALG, ERI, RSA) have enrolled for this coaching program.
Mechanics course – July 31 to August 25 Abdoul Wahab Sawadogo, from Burkina Faso, will follow the level 2 mechanic course under the guidance of UCI WCC Mechanic Tutor Jean-Louis Guilhard—Thébault.
WCC Training Camps for Athletes – men & women So far, athletes from Algeria, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Ethiopia have joined the long-term male road trainees. They are accompanied by coach, Peter-Lee Jefferies from South Africa. Other athletes plus coaches from Egypt and Rwanda should be joining them shortly. Most will stay until the end of September. WCC Africa Director and CAC Advisor Jean-Pierre van Zyl joined the training camp in Aigle. These camps provide a wonderful opportunity for African riders to benefit from intensive training in the company of other young athletes. They also gain valuable racing experience in Europe. Over the years, several athletes from WCC Africa have moved on to join WCC high-level trainees in Aigle and then succeeded in signing professional contracts, not least Eritreans Merhawi Kudus, Natnael Berhane and Daniel Teklehaimanot, all of whom now ride for Team Dimension Data.
Within their participation in the Training Camp in WCC, African riders participated in some competitions in Europe and hereinafter their results
Prix de Frontenaud, Frontenaud (France), 29 July 2nd place - Hamza MANSOURI (ALG) 4th place - Dylan REDY (MRI) Prix de Bellignat, Bellignat (France), 30 July 3rd place - Oussama CHEBLAOUI (ALG) GP Cervens, Cervens (FRA) - July 14th (Junior Men) 1st place - Dylan Redy (MRI) 2nd place - Stephen Bell (SEY)
Jura Nord, Fraisans (FRA) - July 17th 6th place - Oussama Cheblaoui (ALG) – 1st Junior 24th place - Dylan Redy (MRI)
In the preparation camp for 2017 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, Montichiari (ITA), junior athletes from South Africa are now training at the UCI WCC in preparation for this event, which takes place from August 23 to 27. They arrived in Aigle at the end of July.