By Franklin Wilson
Linden based junior cyclist Michael Anthony pedaled to another convincing road race win when he carted off the top prize for the 3rd annual Kadir Mohamed Memorial cycle road race organised by the Flying Stars Cycle Club (FSCC) yesterday.
The unattached Anthony, who won both the senior and junior categories walked away with one ounce of gold, a trophy and two sprint prizes, his winning time was Three Hours 19 Minutes 26 Seconds.
Just back from the 9th Junior Caribbean Championships that took place in Suriname and ahead of this week’s five-stage event, Anthony out-sprinted a talented bunch of riders to add this prestigious event to his collection of wins this year.
Occupying the 2nd – 8th place positions in the race that attracted international participation and considered to be one of the most lucrative one day races in Guyana were Reuben Campanioni (Team Coco’s USA), Paul De Nobrega (Team Alanis), Robin Persaud (Carlton Wheelers), Alanzo Ambrose (FSCC), Christopher Holder (Team Coco’s Guyana), Mark Harris (Roraima Bikers Club), Mario King (United Cycle Club).
The top six riders separated themselves from the main pack just around Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara on the upward journey and constantly increased the advantage as the race which commenced at Homestretch Avenue just outside the offices of the now relocated, National Sports Commission, matured.
The seniors and juniors went all the way to Dora on the Linden Soesdyke Highway before returning to the starting line for the finish, covering approximately 72-miles.
The other sprint prizes were shared by Persaud (2), Christopher Griffith, Holder, Ambrose and De Nobrega took one each.
Taking the 2nd to 4th position behind Anthony in the junior category were Alanzo Ambrose (Caribbean Cycling Championships bronze medalist), Kravite Jeffrey, and Griffith.
The juvenile (youth) category which saw riders proceeding to Splashmin’s and return saw Raphael ‘Sniper’ Leung, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at this year’s junior Caribbean Championships, taking the first place and was followed the line by Jornol Yearwood. Leung’s winning time was Two Hours 22 Minutes 16 Seconds.
The veterans Under and Over-45 covered the same distance as the juveniles. Ruling the roost once again in the Under-45 category was Junior Niles whose winning time was Two Hours 17 Minutes 08 Seconds.
Stephen Fernandes and Jaikarran Sukhai completed the top three in this category, whilst the Over-45 winner in Two Hours 24 Minutes 22 Seconds was Ian ‘Deaf Boy’ Jackson ahead of Kennard Lovell and Linden Blackman in that order.
President of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Cheryl Thompson in brief remarks after the race, complimented the 44 riders that braved the very hot conditions to compete in a race that was a success.
Ms. Thompson thanked the family of the late Kadir Mohamed and Kadir Enterprise of Bartica for their sponsorship of the events in its third year. She singled out for special mention the junior riders while complimenting Anthony for his win.
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