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2012 Cycling season rides off

2012 Cycling season rides off


The 2012 St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union put its 2012 wheels in motion last Sunday afternoon, with the staging of the Round D Town Road Race.{{more}}

Sunday’s circuit took the cyclists from the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank on Halifax Street, turning at First St Vincent Bank, going on to Bay Street, back to the starting point. Cyclists then proceeded back onto Back Street, turning at the Headquarters of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

Events were held for BMX, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.

Completing ten laps, the BMX winner was Cammie Adams in 19 minutes 33.87 seconds. Docking in second was Casnel Duncan in 20 minutes 20.71 seconds and third was Manasa Henville in a time of 20 minutes 29.21 seconds.

Deptor Culzac bossed the Mountain Bike category, as he completed the 20 laps in 32 minutes 41.93 seconds, ahead of Craig Kirby, who clocked 35 minutes 58.59 seconds. Tevin Griffith placed third in 37 minutes 37.11 seconds.

In the Road Bike segment, Shane Cole crossed the finish line of the 20 lap event in 30 minutes 41.93 seconds. Orel Baptiste trailed Cole in 30 minutes 42.40 seconds, with Lucky Antrobus third, in 32 minutes 46.65 seconds.

Catering for both genders, Jennell De Freitas was first among the females, as she completed the three laps in 8 minutes 21.87 seconds. Second was followed closely by Angella Patrick in a time of 8 minutes 25.05 seconds. Shantel Rouse clocked 8 minutes 41.71 seconds to take the third spot.

The pre-teens were not left out, as they were afforded two races.

In the 150 m sprint, first was Jaheim Charles in 23.59 seconds, with Omar Baptiste second in 23.40 seconds. Third was Audray Nicholls in 41.83 seconds with Rashae Davis fourth in 58.08 seconds.

In their second race, which was one lap of the course, Nicholls rode ahead of Deanjay Da Breo in 3 minutes 18.87 seconds. Da Breo’s time was 3 minutes 19.93 seconds.

The second event is set for this Sunday, when cyclists will compete in a 28 mile road race from Kingstown to Bridgetown in Biabou and finishing at Sion Hill.

Sunday’s race rides off at 2:00 pm. (RT)