Meanwhile, Isaac Sackey from Young Stars Cycling Club continued his dominance in the Cowbell National Cycling Tour of Ghana as he walked away with the yellow and white jerseys for the third time in the sixth stage of the competition.
His teammate, Samuel Anim, also retained his red and green jerseys while Die Hard Cycling Club also retained their blue jersey as the best team in the competition. The sixth stage began from the Central Gonja District capital, Buite, in the Northern Region and ended at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region with two intermediate finish points at Gulumpe and Babato.
A total number of 61 riders participated in this stage and covered a total distance of 95km within 2 hours, 37 minutes, 03 seconds with two riders abandoning the race.
In a related development , William Nartey from His Majesty (HM) Cycling Club won the seventh stage of the national cowbell cycling tour with total time of 2hrs54mins 53secs and was followed by National cycling team captain, Aminu Osman Mohammed from the Pacesetters cycling club with Egala Moro Yakubu from Die Hard cycling club coming in at third place.
Isaac Sackey, from the Young Stars cycling Club, again retained his yellow jersey in the seventh stage of the National Cycling Tour of Ghana and also retained his white jersey as the youngest rider by time in the competition taking his total cash count to GH¢2,000.
Samuel Anim, also fought hard and stood against all odds to retain his red and green jerseys. He has also so far bagged about GH¢3:000. Die Hard Cycling Club also maintained their blue jersey making them the best team so far in the competition.
The stage began from Techiman covering a total of 107km. The riders rode at a speed of 36.7km/hr within 2hrs54mins53sec. There were two intermediate finish points at Akomadan and Aborfour.
Out of the 71 registered cyclists, 61 of them were able to complete the seventh stage. The riders were welcomed in Kumasi by the Director General of the NSA, Mr. Wolanyo Agra, regional sports director, Mr. Saaka acquaye, sales and marketing manager of Promasidor Ghana limited, Mr. Festus Tetteh and the marketing manager of pens and plastics Ghana, Mr. Mark Nkrumah.
The competition is sponsored by Promasidor Ghana Limited through its brand Cowbell with support from Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited, the National Sports Authority and Multimedia Group of Companies. It began on May 15, 2012 and is expected to end on May 27, 2012 at the Trade Fair Centre, La, Accra.