“We want to start the season by honouring two men who gave their lives for the sport we love—cycling.” ~ Collis Williams | Logistics Director | RDL Eagle Trade
The Barbados Cycling Union (BCU) held its first race of the 2019 cycling calendar on the 8 km loop at Sterling, St. Philip. This annual race was held in memory of cyclists Perceval Niles and Don Stoute, and was sponsored by Apex Construction Inc, Servall Inc and RDL Eagle Trade.
Forty-four cyclists and five registered clubs competing in seven categories, started the race under very windy and testing conditions. In the senior category, which was a total of 80 km, the early breakaway was made by Russell Elcock and Dominic Howard. These two cyclists extended their lead over the chasing group as the race progressed to finish first and second respectively, several minutes ahead of third place cyclist Edwin Sutherland. All three cyclists represented the Barbados Port Inc Sports and Culture Club.
Category 3 was won by Allan Maynard, with Wingrove Thomas and Nathaniel Weekes finishing second and third, respectively.
The Masters category (ages 35 to 49) was won by Junior Proverbs, Masters 50+ by Sedwin Jones and in Category 4 Paul Belgrave rode away with top honors.
Taking first position in the fully subscribed women’s category was Amy Cox, with outstanding performances by Nikki Bailey and RDL Eagle Trade’s very own Nakita Haynes, who placed third and second, respectively.
Jonah Kelly won the Tiny Mites category, while finishing second was Kevin Webster. Both of these riders represented the Sentry Insurance Boatyard team.
RDL Eagle Trade, Apex Construction Inc and Servall Inc have committed to sponsoring the event on an annual basis and have even bigger plans in the works for next year. Stay tuned.
Photo credits: Barbados Cycling Union; Terrence.G.Lowe
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