Cycling to resume this weekend
THE Barbados Cycling Union will be coming from under the covers this weekend for their first competition since the COVID-19 lockdowns have been lifted. After a warm-up event a few weeks ago in St. Lucy, the National Time Trial and Road Race will be contested this coming Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 at Lucas Street, St. Philip.
With the Masters categories seeing the highest level of participation, the event this year will have the defending champions riding off last in each class. Set a one-kilometre course, all participants will be riding two or three laps.
In the Juveniles, Niel Skinner and Lucas Austin will be pushing off before 2019 winner Adam Marshall in the two-lap Time Trial. The Women will also be going for two laps and Amy Cox and Amber Joseph push off ahead of Krissi McKenney, who won last year.
The 50+ Masters will be riding two laps and the provisional start list reads: Don Cadogan, Ronald Harding, Gerald Bovell, Miguel Skinner, Wayne Cummins, Ivan Puckerin, Sedwin Jones, Wayne Edwards, Gregory Downey and defending champion Gregory Austin.
The Masters 35-49 category will see riders taking in three rounds of the course and Ian Maynard, Wingrove Thomas, Randy Licorish, Nathaniel Weekes, Rene Lashley, Alan Maynard and Junior Proverbs, who was the 2019 champion.
Also taking in three laps are the Category 1 riders and Shakeil Walker, Malvi Veloza and Russell Elcock will be going up against the Kelly brothers – Jesse, Jacob and defending champion Joshua.