Meet Ghana’s History Making Cycling Team

Ghana’s Cycling team, the Golden Pedals put up splendid cycling skills, speed, strength and stamina to emerged the overall winners in the 29th edition of the ‘Tour De La Lest’ International Competition which ended in neighboring Cote d’Ivoire on Friday.

The Golden pedals made history in the competition when a Ghanaian won the yellow jersey for the first time in the international competition which began in 1986.

Anthony Boakye from the River Park cycling club, who played a major role in Ghana’s success, made an overall time of 18h 49’38 ahead of Ivorian Kabre Daniel’s 18h51’00’, who was holding the ultimate yellow jersey from day one of the competition.

The cycling competition covered a distance of about 766.8km.

Boakye led the Ghanaian team to make a time difference of 1m 22s to place first. He also won the best young cyclist with a time of 18h 49’38’ followed by Ivorian Kabre. Ghanaian duo of Kusi Clement and Awuku Frank came in third and fourth.

Abdulmumin Rahman (Captain), Anthony Boakye, Awuku Frank, Kusi Clement Abdul Rahman and Umar Abdul Razak formed the history making team.

The proud Ghanaians returned home with six trophies plus 718, 000 Francs (GHS 5,385,000) for winning the ultimate, the best team classification and the best young cyclist.

An excited Boakye in an interview said the team was committed to achieving the ultimate, adding that, despite the financial problems faced by the team, they were committed to winning.

The team is expected to arrive on Saturday, July 22. They are scheduled to meet the Sports Minister and the media to show what they achieved for the nation.

Source: GNA



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