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Ghanaian Cyclists excel in “la route de l’est ” tournament


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By Edna A. Quansah, GNA

Ivory Coast (Dimbokro), July 17, GNA – Ghana’s
duo of Anthony Boakye and Razak Abdul Umar placed first and second in the
46.6km road race and the 90km Circuit race respectively in day one of the
“la route de lest” tour underway in Ivory Coast.

In the 90km circuit race, the cyclists
completed 20 laps, which saw Ivorian Daniel Kabre emerging first followed by
Abdul Umar.

By Edna A. Quansah, GNA

Ivory Coast (Dimbokro), July 17, GNA – Ghana’s
duo of Anthony Boakye and Razak Abdul Umar placed first and second in the
46.6km road race and the 90km Circuit race respectively in day one of the
“la route de lest” tour underway in Ivory Coast.

In the 90km circuit race, the cyclists
completed 20 laps, which saw Ivorian Daniel Kabre emerging first followed by
Abdul Umar.

In the road race, Ghana’s number one Boakye
from River Park from Sunyani clocked 1hr 21m 18s to win ahead of the Ivorian
duo of Konte Bassirou and Koassi Konan.

After the stage 1, the general classification
saw Ivorian Kabre topping with a time of 3h 46m 09s and Ghanaian Boakye
following with a time difference of 2m 37s.

Thirty-four cyclists from the Ivory Coast,
Burkina Faso and Ghana are taking part in the competition, with Ghana
represented by six cyclists and the host Ivory Coast, four teams.

Team Ghana would be seeking to build their
points throughout the competition in other to win the ultimate yellow Jersey
which comes with a prize money of 2.2million CFA.

The competition is being organized by the
Ivorian Cycling Federation and its aimed at promoting cycling in the country
and also to enhance competition among West Africa riders.

It is also a platform to help cyclists prepare
for upcoming international competitions.

GNA


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