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Zefal Bailey rides off 2017 with cycling win

Zefal Bailey rides off 2017 with cycling win

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Zefal Bailey had it all his way, making it easy like Sunday morning, by being the first among the elite bunch to clinch a 26-mile road race, put on by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union.

Staged last Sunday morning, from Kingstown to Bridgetown in Biabou, then making a loop to Mount Pleasant, back to Bridgetown, to end at Argyle, Bailey breasted the finishing tape, stopping the clock at 1 hour – 22 minutes – 24 seconds.

Second was Enroy Lewis in 1 hour – 26 minutes – 38 seconds, and completing the podium was Lucky Antrobus, in 1 hour – 27 minutes – 57 seconds.

Outside the top three was Matthew Gule, a medical student attending school here.

In his debut event, Gule clocked 1 hour – 35 minutes – 45 seconds, while Samuel Lyttle and Marlon Antrobus, who started the event, had to abort their rides because of mechanical problems.

Taking the Masters’ category was Peter Durrant, in 1 hour – 3 minutes – 02 seconds.

The masters, though, rode from Kingstown to Bridgetown and ended at Argyle, a distance of 18 miles.

Finishing second in the Masters was Orel Baptiste, who timed 1 hour – 7 minutes – 38 seconds and third was Curtis Lewis, in 1 hour – 19 minutes – 10 seconds.

The date and venue for the next race for this month is yet to be determined. However, the ET Joshua Airport facility was announced last Sunday as the preferred choice.

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