CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PUERTO RICO & ROBERTS CONSTRUCTION 3 STAGE RACEWednesday 10th August 2011
Antigua and Barbuda will be represented at the 2011 Caribbean Junior Cycling Championships to be held in Selina, Puerto Rico, 13-14th August.
National Junior Champion, Tristan Matthew and Tesheed Gordon of the Rattlers Cycling Club will competed in the 2 days event. Tristan Matthew will compete in both Time Trial and Road Race in the 17-18 Juniors class whilst Tesheed Gordon compete in the Cadets class in both Time Trial and Road Race.
Antigua and Barbuda haven’t competed in the Caribbean Junior Championships since 2007 in Barbados when success came from Jyme Bridges who won the Junior 17-18 Class in his last year of junior. The two will manage by Ira Fabian and will leave the island on Friday 12th and return on 15th.
Meanwhile, the Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Cycling season activities resume this weekend with the staging of the Roberts Construction 3 Stage Race to be held Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.
The 1st stage will take place Saturday morning starting at 7am. The first stage will be a short Time Trial which will start in front the Police Recreation Grounds and head up to the North Sound Round A bout and back to PRG.
Stage 2 will also take place on Saturday starting at 3pm on the eastern roads of Sir Viv Stadium, using the big perimeter of the stadium, up North Sound, finishing back on the East road. The riders will go for 15 laps of the 2 mile circuit
Stage 3 is scheduled for Sunday 14th August, starting at 9:30am at the Sir Viv Stadium the race will head outon Factory Rd, Pares rd, Right onto Black-out road, along Pot works dam road, right into Bethesda, Christian hill, Red hill, up to St. James Hotel gate and turn around, back thru Bethesda, Back down Black-out road Factory rd, Sir Viv Stadium around the north Round About back out to St. James, finishing back at the Sir Viv Stadium.
All the stages will be run on an accumulative time with the riders whom complete all three stages in the least time will be the winner.
Meanwhile, race numbers will be affected for Sunday’s race as riders are occupied in several different activities. Presently, Lucozade sponsored, Tamiko Butler is on a 1 month training program in Holland in preparation for 2011 Caribbean Cycling Championships to be held in Jamaica in September.
Jyme Bridges and Omari King are presently in Cuba continuing his training as both are also preparing for Jamaica’s Caribbean Cycling Championships. Abevia McDonald is in Guyana, Tasheed Gordon and Tristan Matthew will be in Puerto Rico and Dale Richardson on medical leave. However, the show down will still be intense with Robert Marsh, Marvin Spencer, Brian Lyn, Chiel Lafabure, Ken Jackson, Neil Lloyd and others as well as B-class Clint Henry, Alvin Merrick, Devon Norris and Andre Simon as they all battle for supremacy.
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