Cambodia Requests International Cycling Union to Support Cambodian Cycling Federation
AKP Phnom Penh, August 30, 2019 --
Cambodia has requested International Cycling Union (UCI), the world governing boding for sports cycling, to support Cambodian Cycling Federation (CCF) through provision of capacity building for officials and referees.
As said in a news release of the Ministry of Commerce, the request was made by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, while holding talks with Ms. Amina Lanaya, Director General of UCI, in Aigle, Switzerland, where he is paying official visit to UCI to discuss development of sports cycling in Cambodia.
H.E. Pan Sorasak, also President of Cambodian Cycling Federation (CCF), explained Ms. Amina Lanaya that cycling was a popular sports for Cambodian people, yet there are limitations in terms of sending athletes to attend regional and world competitions.
Cambodia is going to host SEA Games in 2023 wherein cycling will be included, and the Kingdom expects to win medals for this sport during the event.
For her part, Ms. Amina Lanaya spoke highly of CCF in development of cycling sector in Cambodia, mainly in preparation for the incoming SEA Games.
Ms. Amina Lanaya briefed the minister about UCI’s management in road and track cycling, mountain biking, and bike motocross (BMX), and programmes that allow CCF to propose to strengthen development of the body.
By So Sophavy