Ghana’s Anthony Boakye made history by winning the country’s first yellow jersey in an international event at the just ended Cycling Championship dubbed “la route de lest” which came off in Cote D’Ivoire on Friday.
The 22 year-old clocked a time of 18hrs, 49mins, 38 secs in the 766.8km race which was competed in 11-Stages.
Anthony Boakye who is a also a member of the River Stars Cycling team snatched the Ultimate Jersey from Ivorian Daniel Kabre who was initially in hold of the Jersey since the beginning of the tour at the semifinal stage of the championship with a time difference of 1 mins 22 secs.
He therefore proceeded to maintain the Jersey at the finals stage with the same time difference. The victory makes Ghana the second African Country behind Cameron to win the 7-day tour since its inception in 1986.
The river stars Cyclist was once again crowned the champion of the best young Cyclist of the tour with a time of 18hrs 49mins, 38sec with Ivorian Kabre Daniel coming second with a time of 18hrs 51mins while Ghana’s Kusi Clement occupied the 3rd position after clocking a time of 18hrs 52mins, 57secs.
Meanwhile Ghana’s team consisting of Abdulmumin Razak (Captain), Frank Awuku, Kusi Clement, Anthony Boakye, Rahman Abdul and Umar Abdul Razak made away with the best team trophy with a time of 54hrs,40mins17secs. Ghana was awarded a cash prize of GHC5,385,000 and six trophies for excelling in the tour.