Pro cyclist Geron Williams wins feature Hand-in-Hand cycle race

first_imgGUYANA’s sole professional cyclist, Geron Williams, returned a time of one hour 16 minutes 16 seconds in winning the feature 35-lap race of the Hassan Mohamed-organized Hand-in-Hand sponsored 11-race cycling programme which was staged in the National Park yesterday.Williams’ performance is nothing better than a well calculated one as he along with second, third and fourth place finishers, Christopher Griffith, Raynauth Jeffrey and Kemuel Mosses broke from a pack of about 20 riders after the completion of 20 laps and they were never caught again, increasing the lead after the sudden break with every lap.With six laps remaining in the event, the quartet increased their lead from 125 metres to almost 800 metres with two laps remaining, with Jeffrey holding the lead. However, with one lap remaining, Williams broke to the front.With 200 metres remaining for the finish, Griffith jumped the pack and Williams responded, holding the lead to win by a length from Griffith, while Jeffrey had to settle for third and Moses fourth.Paul DeNobrega outsprinted Alonzo Ambrose to take fifth.The prime prizes were shared between DeNobrega who won two, Jeffrey two, Griffith two, Briton John one and Shaquel Agard one.In the juvenile category, Marcus Keiler placed third behind Briton John and Niguel Dugid, respectively, in the 10-lap event.The Mountain Bike five-lap race was won by Shane Bourne. Second was John Christian.In the veterans’ categories, Kennard Lovell was first in the over-50 years of age group, while Shameer Baksh placed second and Monty Parris third.In the under-50 years of age race over the same five-lap distance, Warren McKay was first, Junior Niles second and Leer Nunes thirdJohn Niles won the three-lap race for BMX boys 9-12 years old ahead of Michael McKay and Marian McKay respectively.Tarran Garbarran was the winner of the boys and girls 12-14 years three-lap BMX race.The presentation of prizes to the respective winners were done by Shafeena Juman who is the Marketing Coordinator of Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company.Ms. Juman thanked the participants for participating in the event and committed her company’s continued support for the event and other sporting activities that will keep the country’s youth occupied.last_img

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