Raphael Zoka, a 26-year-old cyclist of the Accra branch of the River Park Cycling Club completed a 100-kilometre race in one hour, 40 minutes and 38 seconds to win the BIC Independence Day Cycling Competition at Koforidua on Thursday.
The competition, organised by the Asone Sports Promotion Syndicate, was sponsored by BIC, Joe De Clerk, dealers in building materials, Ghana Tourist Board(GTB) and City Micro Cycling Club.
Sarpeh Nunoo, 32, a member of Young Stars Cycling Club was second on 1:40: 41secs while Joseph Kudakpor, 24, also of River Park, Accra, was third with a time of 1:43:44secs.
For their efforts, the winners were presented with undisclosed sums of money, cycling equipment and products of the sponsors of the competition.
In all, 25 cyclists from the River Park Cycling Clubs in Accra, Koforidua, Sunyani and Kumasi, All Stars Cycling Club, Young Stars Cycling Club and City Micro Cycling Club took part in the competition.
Earlier, a 25-kilometre race for 28 amateur cyclists started from Koforidua to Nkurakan and back was won by 18-year-old Joe Garbi of Koforidua in 30 minutes while Jamilu Amadu, 16, was second in 31 minutes and Evans Asare, 17, came third in 33 minutes.