Powerade 11-Race Cycle Meet…Robin Persaud claims feature race; Mario King is top juvenile
Robin Persaud worked his way back to winning ways when he powered his way to the top of the podium in the feature school boys and invitational 35-lap contest at the Banks DIH Powerade sponsored 11-race Cycle Meet held yesterday at the Inner Circuit of the National Park.
Persaud won the event in One Hour 17 Minutes 56 Seconds and was followed to the line by Albert Philander, Alonzo Greaves, Raul Leal, Michael Anthony and Raynauth Jeffrey to close put the top six spots.
The junior riders continue to show admirable consistency as they claimed the 4th, 5th and 6th positions, Leal, Anthony and Jeffery.
Ruling the roost in the juvenile 10-lap race was Marion King who beat Michael Anthony and Kurt La Rose in that order.
Following are the results of the other races, 1st to 3rd:
Boys and girls 12-14 – Hazina Barrett, Naomi Singh, Alfie Sonoram
Upright – Keon Thomas, Hamza Eastman, Michael De Roche
BMX 6-9 – Isaiah Sahadeo, Christopher Goring, Ken Sahadeo
BMX 9-12 – Kapildev Bishram, Jamal Arthur, Thuran Garbarran
BMX 12-14 – Jason Jordan, Adrian Sharma, Chris Griffith
BMX Open – Makel Dias, Julio Melville, Cleveland King
Veteran Under-50 – Junior Niles, Shameer Baksh, Kennard Lovell
Veteran Over-50 – Virgil Jones, Wilfred Thom, Leon Javier of Peru
Veteran Over-60 – Maurice Fagundes, Harry Lall
Outdoor Events Manager of Banks DIH Mortimer Stewart, himself a former National footballer and lethal forward, stated his company’s pleasure in being association with the development of youths and the consolidating of talent at the high end.
Stewart commended the organizer, National Coach Hassan Mohamed for continuing to bring off events of this nature which keeps the sport alive and offers competition for the cyclists. He pledged his company’s continued support for the sport and the athletes.