Island Mist Water 40-mile cycle road race…Holder wins again
Dwight Holder in a time of one hour, 58 minutes was once again in winner’s row when he rode away from his opponents to win another cycle road race in Berbice. This time he soaked his opponents to claim victory in the Guyana Beverage Company/Flying Ace Cycle Club inaugural Island Mist Water 40-mile road race on Monday.
Fresh from his recent victory in the Banks DIH Aqua Water cycling event recently he held off a spirited challenge from another promising rider Elijah Brijjader to win in a driving finish.
The event which started from in front of the Guyana Beverage Company Berbice outlet at Palmyra, proceed to Bush Lot on the Corentyne before returning to the starting line for the finish.
The race got off to a late start due to heavy and persistent rain fall in the ancient county. However when the riders were sent on their way there was keen competition throughout the journey with all of the risers looking for the opportunity for the break and a chance to be crowned the first Aqua Mist winner. In the end it was the superior sprinting power of Holder that prevailed.
Brian Harris rode home third with Neil Reece again faltering to finish fourth as Roy Millington, Rohan Persaud rounded out the top six.
Brijjader was also the winner in the junior category with Brian Harris and Johan Crawford occupying the other two spots. Marica Dick took care of business in the female category.
Andre Hicks won from Adriel Ross and Sherwin Parks in the juveniles’ category while Syborne Fernandes took home the veterans prize. Aaron Hicks and Deance Welch were the winners in the respective BMX boys and girls under-12 category.
At the presentation ceremony that followed, Managing Director Robert Selman, who travelled to Berbice to be a part of the activity, told the gathering that this gesture is a small way of giving back to the community especially in the field of sport. He stated that based on the turnout of riders the company will again sponsor the programme next year and hoped that it will be open for cyclists countrywide.
The event was coordinated by Coach Randolph Roberts who thanked the Guyana Beverage Company for its support.