Anim Wins Tamale Cycling Tour

Over 4000 adults and children hit the streets of Tamale when it hosted the Cowbell Bike Caravan on Saturday, bringing activities in the Central Business Area to a halt, momentarily.

The caravan aimed at promoting safe riding and exercise for fitness was organized by Promasidor Ghana Limited through its Cowbell brand in collaboration with the Tamale Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU).

Cyclists rode across the Tamale Township before gathering at the Jubilee Park for a special raffle draw.

In their bid to promote cycling as a means of transport and a form of exercise, Cowbell branded bicycles were presented to over 20 young riders.

Another 200 riders also received helmets to promote safe riding campaign.

The climax of the day’s event was the Tamale stage of the Cowbell Cycling tour which attracted over 60 professional cyclists across the country.

Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Cyclist of the Year 2014, Samuel Anim put up an outstanding show to emerge winner of the over two-hour ride.

The 15 lapses criteria race saw a Quick Step rider pulls away from the bunch after six lapses and kept his composure and paced heroically to finish the race in two hours, 41 minutes and a second (2:41:01).

Anim took home a giant trophy, a gold medal and a cash prize as well as products from Cowbell for his effort.

Moro Egala Yakubu from Velo Stars settled for second position while his team mate, Nuru Pardie Alhassan came third.

They received trophies, silver and bronze medals respectively alongside cash prizes and souvenirs from cowbell.

Anim also won the yellow jersey which signifies best by time, the green jersey for the best by point and the red jersey for the best fighter.

The blue jersey signifying the best team also went to his team Quick Steps as the white jersey for youngest cyclist went to Anthony Boakye. Ten teams competed in the event which has next been billed for Kumasi next week.

From Michael D. Abayateye,Tamale

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