[www.inewsguyana.com] – Linden’s Orville Hinds easily won the first edition of the Cran-Water 50 miler on Sunday, November 09, which concluded outside of the Guyana Beverage Company, Palmyra Branch.
Hinds clocked one hour, 51mins and 59s (1:51:59) for the top position to out pedal, Raynauth Jeffrey who finished second and Robin Persaud who took third. Paul de Nobrega finished fourth and Michael Anthony fifth.
Hinds together with Hamza Eastman, Jeffrey, Persaud, de Nobrega, Marlon Williams, Anthony and Christopher Holder started the race at a blistering pace, becoming the lead pack.
With the other cyclist unable to follow, Hinds and Jeffrey made their move with Hinds sprinting home for the win.
Eastman and Jeffery each picked up two sprint point prizes while De Nobrega, Williams and Persaud each took one.
Anthony was also the first junior to cross finish line while Alanzo Ambrose and Romello Crawford finished second and third respectively.
On the distaff side that started at the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus, Mercia Dick was the winner with Christine Matterson and Tashana Dorris taking second and third respectively.
Meanwhile Ray Millington who finished thirteenth was the first cyclist from the Flying Ace Cycle Club to cross the finish line. He was ahead of Elijah Bhajadder, Audrel Ross and Syborne Fernandez. Prizes were also awarded to those four.
Country Manager of the Guyana Beverage Company Robert Selman said that he was pleasantly surprised that the race had thirty-four starters. “This is the third year of this event and every year it is getting bigger,” he noted.
According to Selman, next year he intends to have the company distribute the beverage along the rout of the race, “we want to add value to this because I see it growing.” Apart from prize next year the company has promised to have a bicycle as the first prize.