NATIONAL CYCLING TEAM FOR CCCThursday 17th October 2013
The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association is pleased to announce the team that will represent Antigua and Barbuda at the 13th edition of the Caribbean Cycling Championships to be held in Curacao, 19-20th October 2013.
2013 National Time Champion, Jyme Bridges
2013 National Road Champion, Andre Simon
2013 Number One Ranked cyclist, Robert Marsh
2013 Number Two Ranked Cyclist, Marvin Spencer
and, 2013 5th Ranked Cyclist, Omari King (as the Male team)
2012 Caribbean Cycling Female Road Champion and TT Bronze Medallist, Tamiko Butler will be defending her title.
Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association made a conscious effect of proper preparation for championships like these and is satisfied with the preparation of the team going into this weekend event. An eight men squad was selected to train of which five riders was chosen. The season’s best 6 male riders showed very promising talent in train and were put to test t in the Association’s most recent race that would take place before the team set to travel.
The Technical team of the association had an easy process to arrive at the five riders as three of the eight riders abandon the training before the planned duration. Randy Bobby Simon, Walton Francis and Garfield Henry all withdrew from the program. Simon and Henry withdrew early in the program due to illness, the Association then made a special call to each of them to find out the reason of their absence. Henry was encouraged to continue training, although the 50 year was experiencing back problem. The island’s 13th Ranked cyclist abandons the training again with the last 2 assessment sessions to go. Walton Francis migrated to the USA.
This team consider as one of the strongest cycling team Antigua and Barbuda ever put together and is expecting to better our performance that what was done in last year’s event that was hosted here in Antigua. Tamiko Butler won the Gold medal in the Female Road Race and Bronze in the Female Individual Time Trial. Robert Marsh Placed 5th in the Male Individual Time Trial and 11 in the 84 mile Road Race. Jyme Bridges was the best of the Antiguan in the Road Race placing 7th. Marvin Spencer placed 13th in the Individual Time Trial. Andre Simon was the 3rd best of the Antiguans in the road race, placing 18th and 19th in the Individual Time Trial.
Antigua and Barbuda will seed Robert Marsh, Jyme Bridges and Tamiko Butler in the Saturday’s Individual Time Trials and on Sunday Jyme Bridges, Robert Marsh, Andre Simon, Marvin Spencer and Omari king in the male Road Race with the defending champion, Tamiko Butler in Sunday’s Female Road Race.
The full complement of the team will be in Curacao by Friday 18th October when Spencer and King join the others that left on Wednesday. The Team will be managed by ABACA Technical Director, Stenlie Matthew and 1st Vice President, Jevon Goodwin. Treasurer of the Caribbean Cycling Federation and President of the association, Cliff Williams will also be in attendance as the CCF holds their annual congress at the championships.
ABACA Timing System continues to make waves in the Caribbean as they were hired as the official race timer of the Caribbean Cycling Championships. The ABACA Timer System spearheaded by Roland Morgan recently returns on island from providing services to the region’s biggest and only UCI Sanctioned event, the Tobago Classic and now contracted to provide the same for the Caribbean Cycling Championships.
You can follow the results of this weekend’s Caribbean Cycling Championships on our website www.antiguacycling.com/results
where the results are published in real time.
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