Team Coco’s Stephano ‘Sonny’ Husbands edged Robin Persaud in a thrilling two-man sprint finish yesterday to emerge winner of the feature 35-lap event of the 14th annual P and P Insurance and General Consultancy Limited 11-race cycle programme.
In cool conditions at the National Park, the 17-year-old stopped the clock in one hour, 16 minutes and 25 seconds.
It was the former Mountain Biker first victory since switching to racing bikes in January.
Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams who carted off half of the eight sprint prizes, joined Husbands and Persaud on the podium.
Husbands’ teammates, Raynauth Jeffrey, Hamza Eastman and Junior Niles rounded out the top six positions.
Juveniles (10 laps)
1st) Alonzo Ambrose 2nd) Jamal John 3rd) Cleveland King
1st) Ozia McAllay 2nd) Emmanuel Gayraul 3rd) Rayon McLeod
BMX 12-14 Years (3laps)
1st) Kristoff Austin
BMX Open (3laps)
1st) Keon Rutherford 2nd) Daniel Vossey 3rd) Sherwin Forde
BMX 12-14 Boys and Girls (3laps)
1st) Jaleel Jackson 2nd) Ammo Gomes, 3rd) Brighton John
Veteran’s Under-50 Years (5laps)
1st) Junior Niles 2nd) Marc Sonoram 3rd) Wasim Hasnoo
Veteran’s Over-50 Years (5laps)
1st) Linden Blackman
Veteran’s Over-60 Years
1st) Monty Parris 2nd) Maurice Fagundes
BMX Boys 6-9 Years (2laps)
1st) Sherwin Sampson 2nd) Alex Leung 3rd) Jessica Mohabir
BMX Boys 9-12 Years (3laps)
1st) Sherwin Sampson 2nd) Thuran Garbarran 3rd) Shay Sue Hang
Notes: There were 34 starters for the feature event. Prior to the post-race presentations, Varsha Panday, Accounts Executive, congratulated the riders and pledged her company’s continued support for the annual June fixture.
Organizer of the event, Hassan Mohamed, also congratulated the cyclists for making the programme a success.
The riders will now take their talents to the open roads of West Demerara this morning to compete in the 15th annual Guyoil/Castrol Father’s Day 50-mile road race. (Emmerson Campbell)