Dwight Holder continues his upward climb this year in the cycling arena when he won the fourth Annual Banks DIH Aqua Water cycling event which was held last Sunday in Berbice. Holder who has been in impressive form this year won in a driving finish from another upcoming cyclist Wazim Hassnu. As the two men battle to the finishing line, Holder was able to nose home to clinch victory in another inspiring performance.
The race which was held last Sunday began in front of Banks DIH Limited at Main and New Street New Amsterdam and proceeded to Tain, before turning back in front of the University of Guyana Berbice Campus, covering a distance of 28 miles a reduction from the originally stated 40 miles.
At the start both Holder and Hassnu showed their intention early as the broke away from the bunch by the Canje Bridge. The men maintain a healthy lead until they were caught by the chasing pack, halfway into the upward journey.
The battle continued from then as all the riders were looking to spring a surprise, but none succeeded. The tussle continued until the peloton reached the Canje Bridge again and Holder and Hassnu once again surprised the pack with their superior climbing skills, making a break. From then it was a ding dong battle between the two for home. In the end it was Holder who was able to hold off his opponent for the exciting win.
The third place went to Brijader, with Keith Griffith and veteran Syborne Fernandes placing fourth and fifth.
Fernandes also won in the veteran category, while Brijader was also the first junior home.
Andrew Ross was the winner in the juvenile category with Osafo Atkins, Andrew Hicks and Tackoordeen Nankoo occupying the other spots.
Top female cyclist Marcia Dick, back on the saddles after a break for her “A” level examinations, was the first female to cross the finish line.
14 cyclists started the race. At the end of the event the top riders were presented with the awards by the management of the Banks DIH Berbice operation, including Regional Manager Reggie Matthews and Sales Manager Joshua Torrezao.
The event was for cyclist of the Flying Aces Cycling club and was coordinated by Coach Randolph Roberts.
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