Sierra Leone female Cyclist, Fatima Deborah Conteh has won the Guinea Friendship Ride after emerging as the first to arrive.
The ride covered a distance of 477.68 kilometers starting from Masiaka to Guinea and took five days on the road.
Debora who has represented Sierra Leone in different competitions and emerged victorious exhibited her outstanding cycling skills to surpass her opponents on the road.
Cycling was once considered a male-dominated sport but has gradually transformed into a thriving community where female cyclists are making their mark.
One of the primary achievements of female cyclists has been challenging and dismantling long-standing stereotypes.
In the face of outdated beliefs that portrayed cycling as a predominantly male domain, female riders emerged as powerful symbols of strength, resilience, and determination.
The skill and competitive prowess of female cyclists have earned them well-deserved recognition. In both amateur and professional competitions, women’s professional cycling has witnessed a substantial increase in both participation and spectatorship. Disciplines like road cycling have seen notable figures like Marianne Vos, Annemiek van Vleuten, and Chloé Dygert-Owen rise to the top, captivating audiences with their extraordinary performances.
Fatmata Deborah Conteh ambition is to inspire more women to take up cycling, break new grounds, and constantly challenge themselves in a competitive field. Her vision is to make women’s cycling exciting, encourage more women to reach for the stars, and compete at the highest level.
She started that beyond the realm of sports and female cyclists she serve as powerful role models, inspiring women of all ages to embrace physical activity, explore their potentials, and break free from societal constraints.