Hicks wins Laparkan feature 35-lap event

Berbician cyclist, Andrew Hicks brought his talents to the city yesterday and carted off the spoils of the feature 35-lap event of Laparkan multi-race criterium fixture.

In perfect conditions for racing on the inner circuit of the National Park, Hicks stopped the clock in one hour, 18 minutes and 13 seconds.

Besides the winner’s trophy, the 20-year old also snared two sprint prizes in leading Alonzo Ambrose and Paul DeNobrega onto the podium.

Jamal John, Raul Leal and Silvio Inniss were the ones who filled out the top six rewarding positions in the 17th edition of the event.

Last year’s winner, Junior Niles snared three of the eight sprint prizes, while DeNobrega, Chris Griffith and Ambrose pocketed one apiece.

Other winners yesterday included: Nigel Duguid (Juvenile), Ozia McAulay (Mountain Bike), Jonathan Ramsuchit (12-14 Boys and Girls), John Niles (9-12 BMX), Marvin Knight (BMX 12-14) and Gerard Barrington (BMX 6-9).

Hicks will look to add to his win tally when the cycling season continues today 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.

The race commences with a rolling start from 224 Peter Rose Street, Queenstown to Homestretch Avenue where it will officially begin.




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