Jan 07, 2016 Sports
The up and coming Romello Crawford of Berbice and riding in the colours of the Trojan Cycle Club continued where he left off in 2015 by winning the first race for 2016.
The 40 miles event, which was held to herald in celebrations for Guyana’s 50 Independence Anniversary, was held on Sunday on the Corentyne highway. Crawford rode home in a time one hour, forty minutes, fourteen point five-eight seconds (1:40:14:58).
The event, which was organised by the Flying Ace Cycle Club (FACC), peddled off from outside of the Lewisons’ Auto Parts, Cycle and General Store at Rose Hall Town and preceded Number 51 Police Station before returning to the point of origin. Crawford, who was always among the front riders, was able to out sprint Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams and Alonzo Ambrose for the win. Williams got the better of Ambrose with Juban Crawford, Junior Niles and Andrew Hicks rounding out the top six positions.
As the riders were sent on their way by Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephens, a five man pack of Juban and Romello Crawford along with Greaves, Clement Doris and Niles were out early. However they were soon caught by the chasing pack as they continued to battle for the advantage.
The first three riders were able to open a lead on the rest of the pack as they hit the turn back point and maintained that lead until the sprint for the finish line.
Ambrose took three of the eight sprint point prizes, while Niles and Hicks had two each with Crawford taking one.
In the junior category, Romello Crawford was the first to cross the finish line ahead of Andrew Hicks and Denraj Giabaran finishing in that order.
The first rider from the FACC to cross the finish line was Curtis Dey with Clement Doris and Syborne Fernandez following in that order.
Zamal Khan rode home first in the U-16 category as he won from Chureshwar Dhamic and Devantie Anthony.
Among the sponsors were Mark and Neil Lewis of Lewisons’ Auto Parts, Cycle and General Store of Rose Hall Town, Peter Lewis of Peter Lewis Construction, overseas-based Guyanese Kenrick Taylor of Canada and Sherwin Photo works among others. The organizer was Randolph Roberts. (Samuel Whyte)
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