The Ghana Cycling Federation has directed its athletes to be training at individually at home in order to keep themselves active.
This, according to the Association’s Communications Director, Dennis Moore, is in line with the safety precautions that have been issued by health officials against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Speaking to UniversSports, he disclosed that personal trainers have been assigned to the athletes to help them train at home.
“The athletes will be training at home on their home trainers. They have been advised not to ride in groups because it also violates the very principles of the protocols of COVID 19. We have home trainers to help them exercise their speed and power on the stationary bicycle. So basically some push ups, jog, skip to keep their body’s active,” he said.
On the impact of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease on the sport, Dennis Moore mentioned that it has led to the suspension of major cycling events.
He disclosed that Ghanaian cyclists were preparing for Tokyo 2020 but had to suspend its training schedules because of restrictions from the government.
Dennis Moore also indicated that they were waiting on the International Cycling Union for the next step to take.
“There were supposed to be so many competitions. Cycling also involves Para cycling the para division and they are all static now. In any case we were even preparing for Tokyo 2020 but because of this pandemic all training schedules have been affected. We are waiting for 2021 to see what will happen. Indeed. the programs also depend on our international bodies and they have all rescheduled their activities so we are waiting for them to also tell us what they will do after the pandemic so that we will conform,”
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wiredu | universnewsroom.com