Unitech Printing 11 Race Cycle Meet…Veteran Junior Niles is the star of the day in feature & U50 races
They say age is just but a number and that was the story yesterday when veteran cyclist Junior Niles pedaled his way to a convincing win in the feature 35-lap School boys and Invitational contest at the Unitech Printing sponsored 11-Race Cycle Meet held at the Inner Circuit of the National Park.
Niles won in One Hour 20 Minutes 24 Seconds from Linden’s Rastaff O’Selmo and junior rider Raul Leal with reigning National Road Race Champion Orville Hinds, also of Linden placing fourth.
Alonzo Greaves out sprinted rival Robin Persaud to the line in a cat and mouse finish for the 5th place. O’Selmo won 3 of the eight prime prizes with Niles claiming 2, while Leal, Hinds and Persaud won one each.
Niles was also the winner of the Veterans Under-50 5-lap event, crossing the finish line ahead of Kennard Lovell and Shameer Baksh in that order. Yesterday’s event was held in memory of the late Nall Persaud aka Pokan and sponsored by Unitech Printing
Following are the full results of the other races contested yesterday:
Event Laps 1st to 3rd Place
BMX 6 – 9 2 Isaiah Sahadeo, Nicholas Dandrade, Brandon Evans
BMX 9 – 12 3 Jamal Arthur, Keon Harris, Rashidi Ceres
BMX 12 – 14 2 Deeraj Gharbarran, Raphael Leung, Seon Thagg
BMX Open 3 Cleveland King, Adrian Sharma
12 – 14 boys & girls 3 Alfie Sonoram, Hazina Barrett, Naiomi Singh
Veterans Under-50 5 Junior Niles, Kennard Lovell, Shameer Baksh
Veterans Over-50 5 Virgil Jones, Lance Rose, Wilfred Thom
Veterans Over-60 3 Maurice Fagundes, Harry Lall, Krisnandat Singh
Juveniles 10 Alonzo Ambrose, Shaquel Agard, Andre Abdool
Upright 5 Mario King, Keon Thomas, Garfield Lorima
School Boys & 35 Junior Niles, Rastaff O’Selmo, Raul Leal,
Invitational Orville Hinds, Alonzo Greaves, Robin Persaud