GCF National c/ships set to attract all the stars
Persaud & Greaves expected to compete
This weekend’s Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) National Championships are expected to attract all the big guns and the emerging stars in all the categories, senior, junior, females and veterans.
Kaieteur Sport was reliably informed that Robin Persaud and Alonzo Greaves, who were involved in unbecoming behavior that brought the sport into disrepute, was scheduled to know of their fate yesterday after the GCF received the race report from the organizer of last weekend’s races where the two riders went at each other, both Saturday and Sunday.
Persaud and Greaves are expected to be seriously reprimanded for their actions but will be allowed to ride this weekend.
Their presence no doubt will add more competitiveness to this weekend’s events but there is no clear cut winner since all the riders have been training hard for this marquee event.
On register, the GCF has about 90 licensed cyclists and while all are not expected to compete, word is that a record number of starters for the Time Trials today and the Road Race tomorrow are expected.
The respective category winners will each receive a medal and championship jersey that they can wear for the entire year of competition to show that they are National champion.
The Time Trials on Saturday will be held from Madewini Hill on the Linden Soesdyke Highway to the Toll Gate and back and will pedal off at 14:00hrs. For the start of the Time Trials, cyclists will assemble at the top of the hill.
For the first time the Road Race will start and finish in the Bauxite Mining Town of Linden, a move the GCF said that is in keeping with their aim of spreading the hosting of events of this nature around Guyana.
The Road Race tomorrow will commence at Amelia’s Ward proceed to Madewini Hill and return to the starting line for the finish. Junior riders will turn back at Kuru Kuru, while the female riders and the veterans will turn back at Dora, all on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. Race time on Sunday is 08:00hrs.
For today’s leg of the championships, transportation will depart the National Park at 12:00 noon while for tomorrow’s leg; transportation will leave outside Distribution Services Limited, Mandela Avenue at 05:30hrs for Linden.