Roraima Bikers Club (RBC) standout, Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams edged club mate, Alanzo Greaves to win the feature 35-lap event of the 23rd annual R&R International 11-race cycle programme in a thrilling two-man sprint finish.
In perfect conditions for racing at the National Park, Williams took pole position in one hour, 19 minutes and 10 seconds, leading Greaves, Team United’s Hamzah Eastman, Team Coco’s Raynauth Jeffrey, and Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose and Paul DeNobrega into the top six paid positions.
In his second win of the season, the RBC product also pocketed a sprint prizes.
Four went to Greaves, Eastman grabbed two and the other went to Jeffrey.
Before the feature event, veteran under 50, Ralph Williams took the top podium finish and sprint prize, besting Kennard Lovell and Shameer Baksh who finished second and third respectively. Linden Blackman won the Over-50 category from Virgil Jones and Wilfred Thom.
Sherwin Sampson rode away with the BMX Boys’ 6-9 event from Alexander Leung and Esan Talsingh. Sampson again took pole position in the BMX Boys’ 9-12 race from Thuran Garbarran and Darrius Marshall.
In the BMX Boys’ 12-14 category, Stephan Wilkinson took the top honours ahead of Ammo Gomes and Brighton John while Adrian Sharma defeated Ammo Gomes and Brighton John to take the spoils of the BMX 12-14 open event.
Jamal John was the winner of the 12-14 Boys and Girls race ahead of Christopher Griffith. John also won the sprint prize.
Maurice Fagundes once again rode away with the Veterans’ Over-60 trophy from Anthony Fariah, while Raul Leal took the top position in the Juveniles 10-lap event. Ambrose and Stephen Husbands, occupied the second and third spots respectively. Ambrose however won both primes.
Nigel Jacobs carted off the spoils for Mountain Bike race along with the prime prize.
The wheelsmen will now take their talents to the open roads this morning when they compete from Linden Soesdyke Highway to Homestretch Avenue.
Today’s event pedals off at 08:00hrs.