As the cycling season continues to gain momentum, beverage giants, Ansa McAl, through their non-alcoholic brands, Lucozade and ICool have collaborated with National Cycling Coach, Hassan Mohammed, to bring the inaugural run of the brands’ 11-stage cycling programme today.
Set for the inner circuit of the National Park, the top riders will converge as they stake their claim to gain ranking points as the best rider in the country as well as a spot on the national team to represent the nation at the Caribbean Championships.
At the simple ceremony at the company’s headquarters located in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, Mohammed, who has continued to bring regular meets to the riders, said he was pleased to have the company on board, recognizing their stalwart contribution to sports locally.
Ansa McAl non-alcoholic brand manager, Errol Nelson, didn’t have much to say but expressed the company’s assurance of contribution to sports in Guyana and pledged their support in the development of young athletes.
Among the top riders to contest the feature 35-lap school boys and invitational will be Romello Crawford, Evolution’s pair, Paul Denobrega and Christopher Griffith alongside Cocos’ Jamaul John, Alanis’ Alanzo Ambrose and Nigel Duguid, We Stand United’s Andrew Hicks, Silvio Inniss, Deeraj Garbarran, Linden Bauxite Flyers’ Michael Anthony, as well as others in the various categories such as Briton John, Ian Jackson, Lennox Blackman, Ajay Gopilall, Curtis Dey and others.
The action starts from 09:30hrs and all are invited to witness the action.