07.11.2003 Sports News

Tour du Ghana put on hold

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Accra, Nov. 7, GNA - The nation's biggest cycling event, Tour du Ghana, scheduled for the 16th to the 22nd of this month, has been put on ice.

International promoters, Sporpub, are finding things difficult to secure the needed financial support for the 450-kilometer race, which was scheduled to start from Tamale through Buipe, Kintampo, Sunayni, Kumasi, Koforidua to Accra.

Mr Francis Kpesenu, General Secretary of the Ghana Cycling Association told the GNA Sports in Accra on Friday that the association was working around the clock to find an alternative financial support and possibly, come out with a new date soon.

The association was expecting four neighbouring francophone countries - Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Cote D'Ivoire to spice this year's event.

Some of the cyclists expected to have featured included John Zormelo, Rudolf Mensah, Waryo, Djanmang and Aryitey Akoto. The cyclists would have competed in the individual time trial, team time race, Road races and the criterion.

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