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Zefal Bailey wins junior category in Antigua cycling event

Zefal Bailey wins junior category in Antigua cycling event


Zefal Bailey turned in the best effort by the Vincentian contingent at the Pares Circuit road race held by the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Union in Antigua on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.{{more}}

Bailey finished ninth overall in the 60-mile event, in a time of two hours 50 minutes 10 seconds.

He was, however, the top junior cyclist to complete the course.

Trailing Bailey to the finish line and in 10th position was another Vincentian – Peter Durrant, whose time was two hours 50 minutes 30 seconds. Durrant, however, placed second in the masters’ class.

The third Vincentian to compete was the 2014 local top cyclist Cammie Adams, who finished 13th in two hours 56 minutes 11 seconds.

According to team manager and mechanic Deptor Culzac, Adams developed a problem early in the race, and despite having the rectification done, too much time had elapsed for him to catch up with the main bunch.

Another Vincentian, Orano Andrews, who is based in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, although arriving on time, did so minus his bicycle, because of a delay caused by regional air carrier LIAT.

Culzac reported that offers were made to Andrews to have a substitute bicycle, but he was also without his appropriate footwear.

Culzac, who is still an active competitor, noted that the outing was good for the local cyclists, as it measured where they are against their regional counterparts.

The race was won by Cuban Yordenis Crespo Donate in two hours 40 minutes 01 seconds, with countryman Vicente Sanabria second in two hours 42 minutes 24 seconds.

Culzac described the Cuban duo as “very good riders.”(RT)