Oct 11, 2009 Sports
By Franklin Wilson
Robin Persaud in a time of one hour 28 minutes 39.6 seconds out peddled Christopher Persaud and Berbice based Turhan Harris to capture the feature 35-lap race at the 7th Hand in Hand Mutual Fire & Life Insurance Company sponsored 11-race cycle meet which took place at the National Park yesterday.
The new winner also dominated the prime prizes by taking five out of eight, Harris claiming two and Christopher Persaud the other. Darren Allen, Enzo Matthews and Jaikarran Sookhai closed out the top six spots in that order.
Hand in Hand Sales Manager Colin Welcome in brief remarks before the presentation cited his company’s pleasure in being associated with the event while complimenting organizer and National Coach, Hassan Mohamed for doing a fine job.
Welcome said he was pleased with the discipline of the riders on the day and promised that Hand in Hand will continue to support sports especially since it involves the youths of Guyana.
As was expected, Raymond Perez Jr. continued his dominance of the 6-9 and 9-12 BMX races with comfortable victories again.
Marcia Dick and Naiomi Singh turned in good performances as they continue preparations ahead of next week’s Inter Guiana Games in Suriname.
The veteran under and over 50 races went to Harris and Aubrey Gravesande respectively, West Demerara based Shawn Frank was again unstoppable in the upright event.
Following are the full results, first to third;
BMX open – Kevin Edwards, Mario King, Andre Petty.
12-14 – Marcia Dick, Naiomi Singh.
Veteran under 50 – Turhan Harris, Virgil Jones, Shameer Baksh.
Veterans over-50 – Aubrey Greavasande, Maurice Fagundes, Harry Lall.
Juveniles – Kurt La Rose, Marcia Dick, Naiomi Singh.
Upright – Shawn Frank, Andre Petty, Mario King.
BMX 6-9 boys – Raymond Perez, Nicholas Nandan, Keon Harris.
BMX 9-12 boys – Raymond Perez, Christopher Darius, Ramsammy.
School boys & novices 35-lap feature – Robin Persaud, Christopher Persaud, Turhan Harris, Darren Allen, Enzo Matthews, Jaikarran Sukhai.
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