Reece edges Holder to take Furniture World cycle event
The event was touted as the race of the season so far and lived up to all its pre-race billing as top cyclist Neil Reece and the inform Dwight Holder battled from start to finish with Reece nosing home by a millimeter ahead of Holder in a cliff hanger finish in the Furniture World 50-mile road race held last Sunday.
The winning time was 1hr 55minutes. The event which was organized by the Flying Ace Cycle Club, began around 09:30 hrs and saw the 20 cyclists riding off from in front of the Furniture World establishment at Main and King Street and proceed to No.37 village on the Corentyne before turning back to finish at the point of origin.
When the race got started, Roy Millington, conscious of the presence of Reece and Holder made an early break with Wasim Hasnu hot in pursuit as the two opened up an early lead about eight miles into the race.
Reece decided that it was enough and made a move on the leaders, but Holder and the rest of the pack closed in quickly and soon enough they had connected to the leaders.
Reece and Holder then made a break at Albion and were never challenged. At the half way stage they had already opened a sizable lead on the chasing pack.
Try as they others may, no quarter was given none was asked for as the men stepped up the pace on the downward journey and carried on side by side, move by move until they passed the finish line.
After much deliberation for a few moments the officials awarded Reece the win.
Wasim Hassnu rode home third ahead of Roy Millington with the veteran Syborne Fernandes improving to take fifth spot head of Shawn Rasheed sixth.
Andrew Green was first among the beginners winning a close finish from Audreul Ross, with Andrew Hicks third as Tyron Brush, Richard Alexander, Junior Quinn and Termine Hooper taking the other top spots.
Reece took away four of the prime point prizes with Holder and Hassnu one each.
The beginners rode 20 miles starting at Adventure and finished in front of Furniture World at Main and King Streets in New Amsterdam.
The event was held to promote awareness for domestic violence. The coordinator was Randolph Roberts. (Samuel Whyte)