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Marshall takes easy win on the St. George circuit

2/25/2009

SEDWIN Jones, the undisputed Master’s champion, was sent packing by the unrelenting G4S Team Swift rider Steve Marshall Jr. when the Barbados Cycling Union’s (BCU) road race calendar
continued on the St. George circuit last Sunday evening.

After winning the first race of the season on the Spring Garden circuit, Jones found himself battling a team of about six masters all gunning to dethrone him in the ten-lap race. With Marshall constantly attacking and the main bunch of masters holding Jones at bay, it was only a matter of time before the independent rider was forced to sit back and rethink his strategy.

However, with three laps to go, Marshall
made the big break and took a solid lead on the entire field of masters, which proved to be enough to claim an easy victory. This left Jones and Gregory ‘Cheese’ Catwell to fight it out for the number two spot, but once again Jones came up short and was clipped on the line by the ‘Cheeseman’ Catwell.

In the Senior category, it was all Simon Clarke, who stole the spotlight from second place finisher Edward Julien and Mario Forde. Monica Weekes took home the Ladies’ division while Russell Elcock won the Juveniles’ section.

Darren Matthews continued to reign supreme in the Juniors and in
the process beat out second place finisher Kevor Bailey. A Class Batteries’ Edwin Sutherland secured the Tinymites division ahead of his fellow team-mates Tunnico Weekes and Javed Hepburn.

Stephen Moore reversed the clock
to win the Over-50, division from Ronald Harding, and in the Category four class Dwane Smitten overcame stout challenges from Jeffrey Patrick and Omari Ifill to claim first place in that division. (A.P)

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