DeNobrega sprints off with Ballot Box Martyrs race
On the back of recent sublime form, Team Alanis’ Paul DeNobrega continued his victorious ways on Sunday.
After winning the 50-mile Seven Seas Road race at West Demerara last Sunday, DeNobrega took his talents to the Ancient County and literally sprinted off with the top honours of the Ballot Box Martyrs event.
The 20-year old wheelsman showed tenacity and grit throughout the gruelling, sun baked 55-mile trek then displayed his sprinting ability on the home straight by surging ahead of Alanzo Greaves (2nd) and Chris Holder (3rd).
“The race was tough” said DeNobrega. “We really had to work hard and the heat didn’t help but I was confident winning because my form is good …now since I’m getting to train better.”
DeNobrega won the Chris Jagdeo-sponsored event in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 50 seconds.
The race started in front of Freedom House in New Amsterdam but minutes later, Greaves, junior riders, Michael Anthony, Shaquel Agard and Team Coco’s Junior Niles and Hamza Eastman established a five-man break at the Canje Bridge.