21 states of the federation have indicated interest to participate in the National Cycling Road Championship holding in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Technical director of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Bashir Mohammed who disclosed this yesterday said all participating states are allowed six cyclists per category in the one-day championship which will start and finish in front of the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The states are Oyo, Delta, Edo, Kaduna, Niger, Kwara, Ogun, Enugu, Bayelsa, Nasarawa and Imo. Others include Lagos, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Adamawa, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Kano and host State, Rivers.
All the cyclists and officials will be provided with accommodation and feeding, the Technical Director added.
For the prize money, President of the CFN, Engr. Giadomenico Masari had earlier disclosed that the first finishers in both the Elite Men and Women will pocket N600,000 each while their counterparts in the Men and Women Juniors will earn N300,000 each. There are also consolation prizes for other riders.
The event is sponsored by the government of Rivers state.