Cycling: Edo, Delta women gift Akwa Ibom Elimination race gold

EDO 2020 : Edo overtakes Delta on the cycling medals table


The rivalry between Edo and Delta states continued on Saturday in the cycling event with host Edo overtaking Delta on the medals table.

With the two gold medals won in the 3,000 Team Pursuit for women and 4,000 Team Pursuit for men, Edo now has 5 gold medals, one more than Delta who have won four, all through their golden girl Ese Ukpeseraye.
Bayelsa are third on the medals table with three gold medals.

In Saturday’s race,  Edo women’s team finished the 3,000 Team Pursuit in a time of 4 mins, 25.57secs, their Delta counterparts finished second in a time of 4 mins, 28.38secs while Oyo got the bronze with a time 4 mins, 32.32secs.
Edo men clocked 5 mins, 5 mins 15.44secs to win gold, Delta got the silver with a time of 5 mins, 16.68secs while Ogun placed third to win the bronze with a time of 5 mins 18.30secs.

On Sunday, the men will contest for the 160 kilometres road race gold on the Benin – Ifon road.

Cycling events at the National Sports Festival will be concluded on Monday with the elimination race for both men and women.

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