May 09, 2013 Sports Comments Off on NSC’s 31st annual 3-stage Cycle Race preparations pedaling on
-event set for May 18 – 19 starting in Berbice
Plans for the 31st edition of the National Sports Commission (NSC) sponsored Independence 3-Stage Cycle Road Race have been progressing smoothly and fans can look forward to an exciting event this year.
National Coach Hassan recently returned from a visit to the Ancient County where he ensured that all systems are in place for the first and second stages of the event which will pedal off on the Corentyne, outside the Police Station on the morning of May 18 at 07:30hrs to end at Alexander Street in the Town of New Amsterdam, a distance of 46.6 Miles or 75km.
Stage two will pedal off at 14:00hrs also on Saturday 18th from Rosignol and will conclude on Carifesta Avenue, the competitors covering some 60.4 Miles or 97.1km.
The third and final stage will be contested on Sunday May 19 from Kara Kara in the Bauxite Mining Town of Linden to end on Homestretch Avenue in the City, a distance of 64.5 Miles or 103km. An overall distance of approximately 171.5 Miles or 274.3km will be covered by the cyclists.
According to a release from the organizers, all cyclists are required to register through their respective Clubs or Team Managers and those registration forms must be submitted to the NSC no later than Wednesday, May 15 during normal working hours.
The NSC Office is located at 91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg. Demerara Distillers Limited will be cooling down riders with Diamond Mineral Water throughout each stage of the race.
Cyclists and officials will leave for Springlands, Berbice on Friday May 17 at 12:00hrs from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Main Street.
Another requirement for all competitors will be that they must compete in their respective Club Jerseys while they will also have to produce their license before the race where numbers will be issued.
If any further information or clarification is needed, that can be obtained by making contact with National Coach Hassan Mohamed.
The defending champion is Ivan Dominquez of Team Coco’s Miami who covered the distance in Six Hours 44 Minutes 54 Seconds.
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