RRT 11-Race Cycle Programme…Robin Persaud wins feature; Raynauth Jeffrey takes juvenile event
Robin Persaud was back in winner’s row yesterday when he won the feature School Boys and Invitational 35-lap contest in the RRT sponsored 11-race National Park Cycle Meet.
He crossed the finish line all alone in One Hour 18 Minutes 17.12 Seconds. He was followed by Geron Williams, Alonzo Greaves, Raynauth Jeffrey, Rastaff O’Selmo and Enzo Matthews.
It was another disappointing display by the nation’s best riders who have developed an attitude of watching each other rather than be strategic in their riding.
This said attitude allowed Persaud the opportunity of pulling away from the pack with four laps to go and whilst he was in striking distance, the chasing pack settled down to pulling aside and watching each other, tactics that fans are of the view will not do any good for the sport.
Some 32 riders faced starter’s orders but only 8 completed the distance, some perhaps saving their energy for today’s Victor Macedo Memorial Road Race.
The race started at breath taking pace which clearly took its toll on more than half of the field. By lap 17 only 11 riders were left in the fray.
Following are the results of the day’s proceedings:
Race Laps Time 1st – 3rd place
12-14 boys & girls 3 7:09 Alfie Sonoram, Hazina Barrett, Naomi Singh
Vets Uuder-50 5 13:01.92 Junior Niles, Kennard Lovell, Shameer Baksh
Vets Over-50 5 Lancelot Rose, Wilfred Thom
Vets O-60 5 Harry Lall, Maurice Fagundes
Juveniles 10 23:06.64 Raynauth Jeffrey, Kurt La Rose, Mario King
Upright/Mountain 5 12:07 Richard Charles, Keon Thomas, Ozia MacAulay
BMX 6-9 years 2 Keon Harris, Rashidi Ceres, Jeremiah Harrison
BMX 9-12 years 3 Adrian Sharma, Yusif Latiff, Shamar Dass
BMX Open 3 Cleveland King, Adrian Sharma, Richard Sharma
1st – 6th place
Schools boys & 35 1hr 18:17.12 Robin Persaud, Geron Williams, Alonzo Greaves,
Invitational Raynauth Jeffrey, Rastaff O’Selmo, Enzo Matthews