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Ghana to get new cycling velodrome
Mr Shaban said the new velodrome would go a long way to support the efforts of cyclists and para-cyclists in the country to learn more about the sport and also appreciate the technicalities involved.
“The building of a cycling velodrome is very important since we can now practise the sport to meet the standard of the international community as prescribed by the
International Cycling Union (UCI),” he told Daily Graphic in an interview yesterday.
He further disclosed that an African Road Paracycling Championship would be held in the country in February.
"The hosting of this event in Ghana will offer the platform for more para-cyclists to get classified by the visiting team from the world body," he said.
According to him, the organisation of the event was to prepare cyclists and para-cyclists for the African Games next year and the Olympiad Games in 2024.
The DerbyWheel project is estimated to cost over US $60m. It will serve as a back-up for other sporting disciplines such as table tennis, athletics, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Ghana is expected to host the African Road Para-cycling Championships for the first time.