The first edition of the long awaited MTN Busoga masaza cycling competition has continued to gain momentum with more cyclists turning up to represent their counties in the races that commenced early this week.
The Bugabula race began at 11:30 with Yassin Yanga winning the 30 kilometer race in 1hr 12min 04 seconds, beating his next opponent Hakim Dakasi by three minutes.
Wycliffe Bataze completed the third position to hand on lookers a beautiful and emotional scene in the heart of Kamuli town.
Each of the winners walked away with a cash prize having booked their slots in the forthcoming final competitions set to be held on the 17th of this month.
Wilson Mugoya who is in charge of the competitions said that this year’s competition will give more appetite for more riders to compete in the next editions thanks to MTN Uganda the main sponsors.
“As the first edition of the competition in Busoga, we are impressed with the turn up. We believe nxt year will be even better after people have fully appreciated this exciting sport,” Mugoya said.
The Busoga Kingdom bicycle races kicked off this week with the opening races held in Kigulu and Bunha counties. Yesterday’s races took place in Butembe and Luuka district.