Other Sports of Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
in 2013 Cowbell Cycling Tour
Cycling ace Samuel Anim of Accra West based Young Stars rode majestically home to win the gold in the Garden City, Kumasi Criterion Race to the admiration of fans who witnessed the 2013 Cowbell National Cycling Tour at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
He was followed by Kumasi based captain of the national team, Mohammed Aminu Osman of River Park who for the first time in the tour climbed the dais to receive a silver medal.
Popular cyclist Henry Tetteh Djangmah of Die Hard club placed third and was happy to get the bronze, judging from the heat of the race and the tension mounted by the fans that watched the classic race.
All the 61 cyclists who competed performed creditably in the Kumasi event sponsored by Pens & Plastics Ghana Ltd.
For the jerseys classification, sensational Samuel Anim maintained his green shirt as his captain got the blue jersey and team mate Isaac Sackey retained the enviable Yellow jersey.
They covered a distance of 88 kilometers in the 20 laps race that attracted mostly school children who benefitted from the distribution of BIC pens from Pens & Plastics Ghana Ltd.
Frank Awuku Akuffo of All Stars took his white jersey again for emerging the youngest in terms of timing,
Mr, Mark Nkrumah, marketing manager of Pens & plastics expressed hid joy over the race and said cycling fans should expect more as plans are advanced for a bigger programme in the coming years.
He noted that his company have been in Ghana for a long time and there is nothing special than rewarding school children with pens and other products made by his company.
He expressed that Pens & Plastics produce pens, shavers, markers and pencils that are of high quality and loved all over the world.
He said his company has been in Ghana for a long time and they can contribute to the development of the sport by being part or organizing.
He adviced national cyclist, Anim to contribute positively to the development of the game by training harder to become a cycling hero.
Mr. Saka Akwei, chief sports development officer in the Ashanti region and Samuel Anim, said the course was of class and congratulated Pens and Plasics for being the best in their team.