[www.inewsguyana.com] – Seventeen minutes and 09 seconds was all it took Marlon Williams to open his account for 2014 in the cycling arena following a dominant performance in yesterday’s Ricks and Sari 11 race program.
The event which was into its 21st year in the calendar saw ‘Fishy’ as he is nicknamed, take the top prize in the feature feature 35-lap School Boys and Invitational category where the cream of riders take the tarmac.
Apart from the win, the Lindener also carted off one of the eight prime prizes that was offered for the event.
Orvillve Hinds, Michael Anthony, Raynauth Jeffery, Robin Persaud and Junior Niles rounded out the other cyclists to cross the line in that order.
Of the remaining seven prime prizes, Hinds had one, Anthony another while Jeffery managed to secure three while Andre Abdool and Walter Grant-Stuart won the final two.
In the Veterans Under-50, Niles crossed the line first while the over 50 class, Linden Blackman out pedaled the competition. Akeem Arthur and Stephano Husband had to settle for second place in the Juniors and Juveniles race due to the unrelenting ride of Micheal Anthony, who carted off the 10-lap action packed event.
The next event in the calendar will be an 11-race programme next Saturday, as well as a 40-mile road race on Sunday from the Demerara Harbour Bridge to Bushy Park, Parika, and back. It will be sponsored by the National Sports Commission.