Moses wins Degree feature event after thrilling sprint finish

The top prize winners of the Degree multi-race programme pose with their spoils yesterday at the National Park following the completion of the 17th annual event. (Orlando Charles photo)

Kemuel Moses kicked off cycling activities for the month of September on a positive note yesterday at the National Park, bettering break away mate, Silvio Inniss in thrilling two-man sprint finish to take the spoils of the feature 35-lap event of the Degree multi-race programme.

The Team Alanis wheelsman recorded his debut win in a feature event in a brisk one hour, 13 minutes and four seconds.

It was the fastest recorded time for a 35-lap event on the National Park’s inner circuit.

Last year’s race winner, Michael Anthony out sprinted the remnants of the peloton to join Moses and Inniss on the podium while Alonzo Ambrose, Raul Leal and Shaquel Agard completed the top six rewarding positions.

In perfect conditions for racing, the eight sprint prizes of the 17th annual fixture were shared among Agard (three), Leal (two), Ambrose (one), Inniss (one) and Jamal John (one).

Moses out sprinted Inniss after the two broke away from a select group of riders late in the event.

Anthony was the fastest of the favourites on his return to the local racing scene after campaigning in French Guiana for most of the season.

Other winners yesterday included: Curtis Dey (Juveniles), Junior Niles (Veteran U-50), Jonathan Ramsuchit (12-14 Year Old), Gerard Barrington (6-9 Boys) and Nigel Jacobs (Mountain Bike).

The cycling season continues today with the staging of the Powerade 50-mile road race. The event is scheduled to start at 08:00hrs from Wales, proceed to Parika and return to Schoonord for the finish.

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