After qualifying for the World Road Championships (Australia 2022), Moroccan cycling also qualified for the Paris World Championships on track, scheduled for October 12 to 16.
Morocco will thus take part for the first time in these track cycling world championships, which will take place at the National Velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris suburbs). Moroccan cycling, which brilliantly dominated the last African track cycling championship, which took place from July 14 to 17 in Abuja, Nigeria, qualified for these Worlds in the Scratch events (Elite Men category ).
The young Moroccan cyclist, Achraf Ed-Doghmy, won the scratch and individual pursuit races in Abuja. The next Worlds will bring together the best track cyclists at the international level, including the title holders of the previous edition (Roubaix 2021) and the continental champions, who will defend the colors of their country at the highest level in the quest for “UCI” rainbow jersey.
This unmissable event is a great rehearsal for the runners and the public who will be present since this Olympic site in the Paris region will host the track cycling events at the next Olympic Games (Paris 2024).
The satisfaction of the Moroccan cycling family is all the more immense, especially since this qualification for the Track World Championships is acquired, a few weeks after that of the Road World Championships, scheduled in Australia from September 18 to 25, with the participation of the 50 best selections in the world.
Even though the Royal Moroccan Cycling Federation (FRMC) does not have adequate infrastructure, in this case a Velodrome, it has spared no effort to invest in track cycling since 2015 and has largely contributed to the development of cycling. African on track.
The federal body has been a key partner having not only hosted two editions of the African Track Championships (2016 and 2018), but has also actively participated in 7 of the 8 editions, initiated to date by the African Cycling Confederation ( CAC), notably in Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, and during which Moroccan riders won several continental titles.