Boakye with the trophy aloft.
Brong-Ahafo’s River Park roller, Anthony Boakye emerged overall winner of this year’s cowbell cycling challenge held in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.
The Sunyani-based cyclist clocked an overall best time of 5hrs 22 mins 18 sec ahead of compatriot Nuru Pardie Alhassan and Newton Kofi of Velo Stars and Quickstep Cycling clubs respectively.
The first stage of the race began with 74 cyclists who cleared a distance of 100 km from Nkawkaw to Kumasi. Nuru Pardie was the stage winner on the day and made a time of 1 hr 23mins 53 sec
The second stage which rolled from Kumasi to Adugyaman and back to the Garden City saw Anthony Boakye winning that particular stage in style edging out the time made by Nuru Pardie
The River Park roller maintained the calmness of his 9 seconds lead in the bunch in the third stage from Kumasi to Koforidua and back to Kumasi which covered a distance of 82km.
Brands manager for Promasidor, producers of cowbell products, Joseph Ashong expressed his delight at the performance of the cyclists and congratulated them for their sterling efforts. He admonished them to train harder promising them of Cowbell’s continuous support.
The overall best fighter again went to Anthony Boakye who won the overall best by points representing the Green Jersey.
Solomon Tagoe from Gutten Cycling club in Accra won the overall youngest best time.
The winners of the various categories were given cash prizes and products worth GH¢20, 000.
From The Sports Desk