Jun 30, 2013 Sports Comments Off on GCF Cycling Championships Time Trials Road Race on today
Jeffrey (Sr.), Anthony (Jr.), Fraser (female), Newtown (Vet.) are category winners
By Franklin Wilson
The battle lines will be drawn today as the best cyclists in the nation clash in the 2013 edition of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Road Race Championships.
Pedaling off from Carifesta Avenue, the athletes will proceed to the Linden Soesdyke Highway before returning for the conclusion. At stake are championships jersey’s, medals and bragging rights for one year for the winners of the senior, junior, female, veterans Under-50 and Over-50.
Defending senior champion Orville Hinds, like many other colleagues opted not to compete in yesterday’s Time Trails but they will all be facing starter’s orders today for the Road Race.
England based female defending champion Claire Fraser looks set for a repeat after winning yesterday’s Time Trials from Madewini to the First Toll Station and back. A new junior champion will emerge with last year’s winner, Raynauth Jeffrey graduating to the senior ranks.
Jeffrey has done his physique a whole lot of good after winning the Senior Category of yesterday’s Time Trials. The likes of Alonzo Greaves, Warren Mc Kay and Robin Persaud among others will all be vying for the senior title. An enthralling race is anticipated.
Meanwhile, the Time Trials yesterday was held in blistering sunshine on the Linden Soesdyke Highway, a distance of 10km (6 miles).
Raynauth Jeffrey won the senior category in 14 Minutes 31.90 Seconds; Michael Anthony took the junior division in 15 Minutes 17.92 Seconds; Claire Fraser was the top female in 18 Minutes 07 Seconds; Raymond ‘Steely’ Newton was the best veteran covering the distance in 15 Minutes 25 Seconds.
Results – Seniors Juniors
Name Time Name Time
Raynauth Jeffrey 14:31.90 Michael Anthony 15:17.92
Paul De Nobrega 15:31.40 Hamza Eastman 15:56.68
Marlon Williams 15:37.30 Shaquel Agard 15:59.81
Godfrey Pollydore 15:38.64 Akeem Arthur 16:33.49
Rastaff Oselmo 15:48.60
Davindra Sahadeo 15:55.14
Jude Bentley 15:59.51
Hector Edwards Jr. 16:41.95
Mark Sonoram 17:55.58
Claire Fraser 18:07 Raymond Newton 15:25
Hazina Barrett 18:09 Stephen Fernandes 15:35
Naiomi Singh 18:18 Kennard Lovell 18:12
Marica Dick 19:27 Lance Rose 20:09
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