College students pushing ahead with cycling

Three young aspiring college cyclists have made it to the end of the Tour of Samoa with renewed inspiration to continue cycling. 

Riders Violani Afoa and Urlin Mulitalo, who are both 14 years of age and attend Samoa College and the Robert Louis Stevenson College, say the cycling tour has inspired their interest to develop their skills as cyclists. 

“We started at the ANZ in Vaiele and it was really good, it’s a great opportunity for us to ride with experienced riders and just prepare for next year so it’s such a great experience,” Ms. Mulitalo said.

Ms. Afo said: “It’s really good and it means a lot especially because this is the first time I’ve done this so I’m hoping that by next year, I can be able to start from the starting point".

The Tour of Samoa is a week-long cycle around Samoa that stops at different stations. 

A third teenage entrant, 15-year-old Gideon Mulitalo who attends Robert Louis Stevenson College, has been riding for four years and wants to keep going. 

“It means a lot and it’s one way to represent a sport and let everyone else know and it’s a good way to [get exposure to] the sport and it was a fun ride,” he said.

“The race was good and this is the fourth time I’ve been riding and I started from the wharf and also, I do swimming and it helps me train more and keep fit so playing more than one sport is actually really good to keep fit.”

The racers are looking forward to next year tournament.

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