Cycling federation’s national championships commence June 23

Raynauth Jeffrey

The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) will stage its flagship event, the National Cycling Championships on June 23, 24 and July 1.

Guyana’s best wheelsmen campaigning here and overseas are expected to compete at the prestigious event which crowns the national cycling champion and earns him automatic selection for any overseas competitions to represent Guyana.

As was the case since 2016, this year, the championships comes with a twist as the Road Race for the elite riders will be held eight days after the Time-Trial rather than the customary day apart.

Claire Fraser-Green

The Time Trials for all categories (juniors, veterans, elite and ladies will be held on June 23 from the Police at Yarrowkabra, proceeds to 10km before returning to the starting point for completion. The time trial rolls of from 09:00hrs.

One day later, the Road Race for juniors, veterans and Ladies will be held from 07:30hrs.

The juniors and Veterans will race for 80 miles from Homestretch Avenue to Long Creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, while the ladies and juveniles will compete for 52 miles. The ladies and juveniles will turn back in Timehri.

The big boys will saddle up on July 1 on the same route also from 07:30hrs, however, they will proceed to Mobilissa on the Linden Highway.

UK based Claire Fraser-Green and USA based, Raynauth Jeffrey won both the male and female senior time-trial and road races last year.

 

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