The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Friday removed the Cameroonian international cycling tournament, called Africa Tour, from its competition calendar this year, authorized sources told PANA here.
UCI's sports and technical director, Philippe Chevallier, has sent a letter to that effect to the president of Cameroon’s cycling federation, Francois Njele, indicating that their international cycling tour for the year 2013 was cancelled, citing Cameroon's lack of time to prepare for the event.
'Given the fact that only four months are left before the event, we think that the period is too short to prepare to host the tour,' Mr. Chevalier said.
Even the 2012 event was also cancelled, he recalled.
The Cameroonian Cycling Federation has always been blamed for not providing the road bool of the Tour, the mismanagement of the trans shipments, the bad quality of the final photo and the late allocation of funds for the tour.
Cameroon’s cycling federation was created in 2000.