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Cycling road race tests endurance

Cycling road race tests endurance
Peter Durrant (center) with Michael Hazel (right) and Orel George (left)

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IT WAS NOT an easy road for some cyclists last Sunday afternoon, when the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union held its first road race for 2021.

Cycling road race tests endurance
Albert Quammie (right) gets his first -place cash award from Wayne Williams

This, as six of the 13 who started the event at the Rubis Gas Station at Bentick Square in Kingstown, did not make it to the finish line for one reason or the other.

But enduring the grueling 73.6mile race for Category One was Albert Quammie, who relegated Zefal Bailey to second spot. Quammie’s time was 4:03.40.08, while Bailey clocked 4:03.40.32.

The third place was won by Maxim Alvis, in 4:25.36.53.

Taking Category Two was Peter Durrant, in a time of 2:27.23.63.

Second to Durrant, but by some distance, was Orel George, in 2:46.37.52. They were trailed by Michael Hazel, who stopped the clock at 3:05.50.79.

Meanwhile, O’ Jarah Mayers stood alone in Category Three, registering a winning time of 2:42.45.09.

Apart from the top places, there were prizes for Durrant and Bailey being first to cross the prime stage, which was at the Sion Hill Intersection.

Category One cyclists’ route was from Kingstown to Langley Park, then to the Roundabout in Arnos Vale, where they made three loops to Diamond, before finishing in front of Howard Marine at Villa Flat.

In the case of Category Two, they rode from Bentick Square to Colonaire, then back to the Roundabout in Arnos Vale, and finished at Villa Flat. These riders covered 40 miles.

And, Mayers did 46 miles, as he rode from Kingstown to Langley Park, then to the Roundabout in Arnos Vale and finally to Villa Flat.

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