He took home a medal, cash prize of GH¢6,000, a giant trophy, brand new bicycle and products from Pens and Plastics Ghana Limited (PPGL) as well as souvenirs from Promasidor Ghana Limited.
Discovery for this year’s competition and youngest cyclist by time went to 18 year old Victor Cudjoe from All Stars Cycling Club. He was awarded the white jersey alongside a medal and a cash prize of GH¢1, 000 plus a trophy and products from PPGL and Promasidor Ghana Limited.
Victor, who was competing for the first time in the race, gave Tetteh Djangmah a good run for his money as he was able to close the 24 seconds gap between them as at the 10th stage to 17 seconds at the end of the competition.
Young Stars Cycling Club Champ, Samuel Anim defended his red and green jerseys from the beginning of the competition to the last stage and was awarded the two jerseys as the best fighter and best by points’ cyclist respectively.
For his prize, he took home a medal for each jersey, a total cash prize of GH¢6, 000, a trophy for each jersey and products from PPGL and Promasidor.
Best team in the competition also went to Die Hard Cycling Club followed by Young Stars Cycling Club and City Migro Cycling Club. All clubs were given medals and hampers from Promasidor Ghana Limited.
The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr. Wolanyo Agra, commended the cyclists for participating in the competition and also applauded the sponsors, Promasidor Ghana Limited for investing in the sport.
He assured the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF) that his outfit will help to upgrade the technical team of the federation and also urged them to continue to develop the game.
To the sponsors and other Corporate bodies in the country, Mr. Agra said the Parliament of Ghana will soon pass the Sports Bill which will give them enough room to operate and invest more in sports in the country.
President of the Federation, Mr. Saanu Mohammed, called on the various cycling clubs to include more youth in the clubs to replace the ageing cyclists adding that plans are underway to invite foreign cycling clubs to compete in the next edition.
The 13 days and 11 stages event started on May 15, 2012 in Accra and ended on May 27, 2012 in Accra. In all 72 cyclists from 12 cycling clubs competed in this year’s race but at the end of finishing point in Accra, 57 of them were able complete the race with 15 of them abandoning it on the way.
The cyclists covered a total distance of 1313km in eight regions of the country in a total time of 29hrs44mins36secs with an average speed of 39.1km/hr.
The 2nd edition of the National Cycling Tour of Ghana was sponsored by Promasidor Ghana Limited through their brand Cowbell and with support from PPGL, NSA, Multimedia Group of Companies and TV3 Network.