Guyana’s premier cyclists will unchain their competitive juices and renew their cycling rivalry on Sunday with the staging of the 15th annual Victor Macedo memorial road race.
Organized by the Flying Stars Cycle Club, the grueling 80-mile trek from Georgetown to Linden is scheduled to pedal off at 7:30am.
Sunday’s race commences with a rolling start from 224 Peter Rose Street, Queenstown to Homestretch Avenue where it will official begin.
Senior and junior cyclists will then proceed to Long Creek on the Linden Highway while the veterans, juveniles and mountain bikers will journey to the hill after the Splashmin’s Fun Park. The finish line will be on Homestretch Avenue.
The first eight overall finishers, four juniors and the first three riders in the other categories will be handsomely rewarded. There will also be 10 sprint prizes on offer.
Team Coco’s Stephano Husbands won last year’s edition of the road race in three hours, 11 minutes and seven seconds while Junior Niles (Veteran) and Ozia McAuley (mountain bike) reigned supreme in their respective classes. This year, however, there will be a new champion in the junior division as Raphael Leung has since graduated from those ranks.
For further information, contact William Howard on telephone number 649-1162. (Emmerson Campbell)