Zefal Bailey, Peter Durrant remain tops in cycling races
Two events were held last Sunday and Tuesday, by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union and resulted in Zefal Bailey and Peter Durrant staying tops in their respective classes.
In Sundayâs time trial, which stretched from the Arnos Vale Playing Field to Belvedere, Bailey led the clocking with a time of 11 minutes 3.4 seconds, to best the Elite category. Second to Bailey was Lucky Antrobus in 11 minutes 51.92 seconds, with Enroy Lewis third, in 11 minutes 57.39 seconds.
Durrant stopped the clock at 12 minutes 2.47 seconds to win the Masters bracket. Durrant was trailed by Steve Ollivierre in 12 minutes 26.09 seconds and Curtis Lewis was third in 13 minutes 31.53 seconds.
Bailey went on Tuesday to take the National Heroesâ Day 26-mile event, from Kingstown to Bridgetown, Biabou, then to Mt Pleasant, Stubbs and back to Biabou, before ending at Argyle.
In winning the Elite category again, as he did in February, Bailey did it in 1 hour 19 minutes 21 seconds, pipping Lewis at the line. Lewisâ time was 1 hour 19 minutes 22 seconds and third was Lucky Antrobus in 1 hour 20 minutes 25 seconds.
Likewise, Durrant, who won a similar event last month, bossed the Heroesâ Day event with a clocking of 58 minutes 32.48 seconds, as the masters did 18 miles of the course, which spanned from Kingstown to Biabou, finishing at Argyle.
Second to Durrant was Steve Ollivierre in 59 minutes 54.26 seconds, with Curtis Lewis third in 1 hour 8 minutes.
Finishing outside the Elite categoryâs podium in last Tuesdayâs event were Marlon Antrobus and Matthew Maleus, who were fourth and fifth respectively.
Last Tuesday also saw the return of the Mountain Bike category, which saw four young riders contesting.
Winning that bracket was Kenroy Marshall, whose time was 44 minutes 05 seconds. Second was Brian Harry in 45 minutes 08 seconds and third â Antonio Richardson in 45 minutes 20 seconds.
The other competitor was Jerel Browne, who did 52 minutes 39 seconds.
The mountain bike cyclists rode from Kingstown to Argyle, a distance of 10.1 miles.