Tetteh-Djangmah retains title at Cowbell Cycling Tour
5/28/2012 7:00:12 PM -
Accra, May 28, GNA - Henry Tetteh-Djangmah of Die Hard Cycling Club ensured he outpaced his fellow competitors to retain the ultimate Yellow Jersey at the finals of the 2012 Cowbell Cycling Tour of Ghana.
The defending champion ensured he timed his sprint to accumulate the necessary points to beat his closest opponent, youngster Victor Cudjoe by just 17 seconds.
Tetteh-Djangmah received the Best by Time award and was presented with a glittering trophy, 6000 Ghana Cedis and Cowbell products as well as a racing bicycle donated by BIC, Pens and Plastic Ghana Limited.
The 2012 Cowbell Cycling Tour of Ghana took off in Accra on May 15, on 11-stages with 72 cyclists from 12 cycling clubs riding through over eight regions with a general time of 2944.36 secs through the Central, Western, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Eastern, Volta and back to the finishing point in the Greater Accra region on Sunday.
The 11th stage started from the Teshie township up to the Trade Fair Site before the cyclists embarked on a two-lap circuit spirit through the Veterinary Headquarters, Danquah Circle, Togo Embassy, through El-Wak Stadium road, Burma Camp to the finishing point at the Trade Fair Site.
The cyclists earlier went on an exhibition ride from Ada Junction-Kaase through the Accra-Aflao Road to the Tema Motorway Roundabout through Tema Communities eight, nine, one and two to the Beach Road through Ghana Maritime University, Nungua township to the finishing point at Teshie.
The discovery of the Tour, Cudjoe of Young Stars Club took the White Jersey and received the Youngest By Time award and was presented with a trophy, 1,000 Ghana Cedis and cowbell products.
Consistent and hard-working Samuel Anim, also of Young Stars Club grabbed both the Red and Green jerseys to receive the Best Fighter and Best by Points awards which came with 6,000 Ghana Cedis, a trophy and products.
Die Hard Club showed consistency t take the Blue Jersey and Best Team Award and received 3,000 Ghana Cedis, trophy and products from the sponsors.
Sahnoon Mohamed, President of the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) thanked the sponsors for the support in making the tour successful.
He described the Tour as splendid whilst calling for technical support to develop the capabilities of officials and also commended the participants for their competitive spirit exhibited during the event.
Wolanyo Agra, Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) encouraged the federation to continue with efforts at developing and ensuring the popularity of cycling in the country.
He said that his outfit will support the federation to develop its technical capacity adding that the performance of the cyclists was an indication that the sport has come of age.
Olivier Thiery, Managing Director of Promasidor Ghana Limited, producers of Cowbell products said the standard were high and called for support for the cyclists to develop their latent talents.
He was supported by ACP Angwutubuge Awuni, Commanding Officer of Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, Agra and Sahnoon to present prizes to the cyclists.
The Cowbell Tour of Ghana is being organized by the Ghana Cycling Federation with support from Promasidor Ghana Limited, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority (NSA), Bic, TV3, Multimedia Group and Motor Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police Service.