Victor Cudjoe shows class at 3rd stage of Tour Du Ghana

Victor Cudjoe Akpabli of the Gladiators Cycling club has won the stage 3 of the National Tour Du Ghana in an excellent trip over the finish line.

He finished the trip within 3 hours,17 minutes and 50 seconds.

The route was from the Accra Sports Stadium through Adenta, Dodowa, Larteh, Peduase and Ayi Mensah and back to the Accra Sports Stadium.

Prince Quartey of the Boss Tribe Cycling club came second as Kako Justin of Team Sky finished in the third place.

The stage covered a distance of 146km/hr with an average speed of 42.2 km/hr with 67 riders starting the stage race.

The publicity ride from the Accra sports stadium through Adenta to Ayi Mensah was exquisite. Donning a colourful blend of cowbell and BIC Jerseys, the busy peloton attracted cheers from the spectators lined on the shoulders of the road.

By the time the peloton hit the Adenta enclave,the white flag had been signalled for the commencement of road hostilities.

Anthony Boakye of River Park Brong Ahafo, Frank Akuffo Awuku of Team Boss Tribe and Gladiator’s Victor Cudjoe Akpabli had already sped off.

The Dodowa bend was even more spectacular as the desirous bunch snaked through to Oyibi and furthered to Dodowa.

The boys had been separated from the men at this stage.

Many tired legs succumbed to Larteh, but in finality they had to finish the assignment. Two breakaways had been established at this juncture down the Peduase stretch.

The breakaway bunch had the likes of Boakye,Prince Quartey, and Victor Cudjoe in the fold. They would be spinning at an average speed of 80km in the descent to Ayi Mensah.

Frank Akuffo Awuku of Team Boss Tribe, Prince Kwesi, Peter Osei, Gabriel Tetteh were all domiciled in the second breakaway bunch.

The traffic impediment along the Adenta- 37 roads were a major obstacle to the approaching second bunch whose inner desire to catch up with the leading bunch was in obvious futility.

Lance Corporal Renata, the female Police dispatch and Lance Corporal Emmanuel Opoku were excellent on the day, marshalling the riders through the dense traffic.

It was a forgone conclusion for Anthony Boakye and Frank Akuffo Awuku as the slippery Victor Cudjoe Akpabli of Gladiators had wiped the third stage in style.

Sunday also saw yet another brutal road work from the Accra Sports Stadium to Sogakope and back to Ada for the final finish, covering a heated distance of 156km.

The yellow jersey was still in the fold of Anthony Boakye with a thin difference of 6 seconds between the former and TBT sprinter Frank Akuffo Awuku.

This year’s National Tour Du Ghana is proudly brought to you by kind courtesy Promadisor Gh, producers of cowbell products, BIC, Riyahd Constructions Ltd, IQRA LTD, S-sports, and liteblue events.


By Nana Prempeh|

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