Alexander Allotey of Boss Tribe Cycling has emerged the winner of the maiden edition of 3FM Tour du Ghana held on Saturday, April 24.
He finished the almost 70-kilometer race the fastest, in 2 hours 13 minutes, to win the coveted prize.
Alex Allotey received a cheque for GH¢10,000 as his cash prize.
He also received a one-year insurance package worth GH¢150,000 from Prudential Life Insurance Company, a bicycle worth GH¢500 and souvenirs from other sponsors of the event.
Coming a close second was Abinab Ahmed, who received GH¢3,000 as his prize and souvenirs from sponsors.
Francis Owusu came third, walking away with a cash prize of GH¢2,000.
The winner admitted that it was not an easy race cycling from Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region to Akosombo in the Eastern Region.
Already, the event has caught on well with patrons as well as government officials including the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, who has pledged his commitment to see the competition thrive.
He has, therefore, promised to commit to the hopes of organisers to make it an attraction in the sub-region.
Aside the three cyclists making it to the podium, prizes were also given to the youngest cyclist, fastest female cyclist and the cyclist with disability.
The first 10 cyclists also went home with prizes.
It became difficult for organisers to separate Abdul Rahman and Isaac Sackey, who placed 4th and 5th respectively.
Prince Mason, 15, Festus Nyamekye, Lawrence Adjei, Solomon Tagoe and Prince Quaye placed 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in that order.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana