PRESS REPORT: COWBELL NATIONAL CYCLING TOUR OF GHANA 2012 “YELLOW” TEARS FINISH FOR TETTEH DJANGMAH
6/3/2012 12:53:19 AM -
Die Hard's sprint icon, Henry Tetteh Djangmah's quest to retain the leaders Jersey in this year's Cowbell National Cycling Tour of Ghana 2012 nearly slipped by 17 seconds to All Star's budding sprint wizard Victor Cudjoe.
Cudjoe capitalized on a loose pelotonic crash to initiate an ambitious attack against the defending champion who was already sprawling on the ground. But the champion's dreams came back to light as he was handed a different bicycle by a colleague, Aryittey Akoto of City Migro educating the massive crowd on the true basis of fair play in the sport.
Bruising with blood in the nostrils, Djangmah's eyes popped, his lean body greeted the headwind finish and with the recital of the paternoster ringing in his head, he sprang past the advantageous bunch in anger-saving himself a split of 17 seconds that could have eluded him the ultimate Yellow Jersey.
Conflicting reports had it that, the lanky Die Hard mountaineer was deliberately brought down inside the moving peloton. Connoisseurs of the sport however also believe his positioning at that material bunch movement was improperly calculated and immature.
The highly contested yellow jersey was however destined to be with the hardworking Die Hard Cycling Club.
This report will finally be empty if we fail to recognize the sterling and inexplicable rolling instincts of Young Star's 'wheelie' Samuel Anim. He exhibited an improved defining form and control of the bicycle dictating every windy space and indeed schooled the rest of the 72 cyclists on quality pistol antics and power.
A blistering event it has been and indeed immense thanks to headline sponsors - Cowbell and partners BIC for this feat. The huge amount injected into this Tour cannot be ignored .The tune of almost GH₵700,000 needs to be talked about.
And indeed if a team like Die Hard is taking home a close-range jealous amount of GH₵10,000, it tells a lot why a sponsor should do that.
Developing the sport of cycling is Cowbell's major preoccupation. Period. Kudos to all partners as well as DDP, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, Ghana Police Service-MTTU, Ghana Ambulance Service, the cyclists, and the wonderful media houses; MultiMedia (Joy FM, Asempa FM, Adom FM), Happy FM, Obonu FM, Ghana News Agency (GNA), Graphics,Times,TV3, Multi TV and all.
From the outfit of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Cycling Federation,we say thank
Director of Communications
Ghana Cycling Federation
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