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Teenage cycling sensation, Frank Akuffo, wins Cowbell Cycling Challenge in Ghana
Cowbell continues to dominate the news with its commitment to grow cycling as one of the major sporting disciplines in the country. In the latest edition of its cycling competition, teenage cycling sensation, Frank Akuffo, made a sprint finish to clinch the 84-kilometre Cowbell Cycling Challenge, organized in Accra on the 3RD July 2017. Akuffo, 19, along with his Velo Stars teammate Isaac Sackey, led a pack of 98 riders, but the younger cyclist crossed the finish line first at Teshie Mobile in a time of one hour, 57 minutes and 23 seconds.
In an interview, Akuffo who was presented with GH¢ 2,000 and some Cowbell products, a trophy, a gold medal and a mountain bike from Decathlon, expressed his delight with winning the challenge and commended cowbell for continually investing in cycling and other lesser-known sports in the country.
The top 15 cyclists of the race also received cash prizes, products from Cowbell and Decathlon vouchers, while young cyclists, 12-year-old Joseph Neequaye and 13-year-old Bismark Aryeetey, were also rewarded as the youngest to finish the race.
The Sales and Marketing Director of Promasidor, Timo Van Vooren, reiterated Promasidor’s commitment to funding the sport, urging the cyclists to venture into triathlon, a multisport event which features cycling, running and swimming.