The cycling season will resume tomorrow in the National Park with the staging of the 16th annual DeSinco Trading 11-race programme.
According to organiser of the event, Hassan Mohamed, the day’s activities are scheduled to pedal off at 09:00hrs and are geared towards attracting the cream of the nation’s wheelsmen.
Cash incentives along with trophies will be rewarded to the top riders in each event.
Mohamed also noted that a fiercely contested day of racing, which is sponsored under the Degree brand, is anticipated since all the riders will be keen on taking pole position.
Last year’s most successful wheelsman, Orville Hinds along with his Team Evolution club mates, Raul Leal, Michael Anthony and Marlon Williams as well as Team Alanis’ Paul De Nobrega and Paul Choo-We-Nam are some of the senior cyclists who will be pedaling for the top honours in the feature 35-lap
Standout veteran, Junior Niles who took the top honours at last year’s feature event with a time of one hour, 18 minutes and 22 seconds, will be hard pressed to repeat, with the lineup of wheelmen expected to saddle up tomorrow. Other events that will roll off include: the 12 to 14 years boys and girls (3 laps), veterans over-50 years (5 laps), veterans over-60 years (5 laps), upright cyclists (5 laps), BMX boys open (3 laps), BMX boys 12 to 14 years (3 laps), BMX boys 9 to 12 years (3 laps) and BMX boys 6 to 9 years (3 laps).
The Juveniles along with the Veterans Under-50 races are slated to be keenly contested.
Niles (Veterans Under-50) Jamal John (Juvenile) and Ozia McAulay (Mountain Bikes) were the top bikers in their categories last year.
Mohamed noted that CEO of the company, Frank DeAbreu has been an ardent supporter of many disciplines and welcomed the support, adding that more sponsorship will mean additional avenues for the riders to showcase their talents.
Staff members of DeSinco Trading are expected to be on hand to assist in the presentation of prizes to the top performers.