National cycling team selected for Commonwealth Games

23 Apr 2014 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 APR (NAMPA) – Namibia’s national cycling team has been selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games which take place in Glasgow, Scotland in July.
A statement issued by the Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF) on Wednesday said the Commonwealth countries are traditionally strong in track and road cycling, with the Namibian team predominantly participating in the two disciplines at the games.
The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.
The cycling category will be contested in the disciplines of track cycling, road cycling (individual time trial and road race) and cross country mountain biking.
For the men’s team, Dan Craven, Lotto Petrus, Raul Costa Seibeb, Till Drobisch, Gerhard Mans (Junior) and Heiko Redecker have been selected to represent Namibia.
The women’s team is made up of Vera Adrian and Irene Steyn.
The Namibian men’s team qualified for the Commonwealth Games during the African Continental Road Cycling Championships held in Egypt in November 2013, where the performance of the team led to a silver medal won by Craven in the road race. In the women’s team, Adrian won a silver medal in the road race, and a bronze medal in the individual time trial.
The main focus of the NCF is to prepare the men’s team to excel in the road race, which will take place on the last day of the games.
The Commonwealth Games is set to take place from 23 July to 03 August 2014.