March 20, 2015
Cammie Adams back to top… Durrant gets derailed

Cammie Adams rode his way to the top of the pack in the National Heroes Day 28-mile road race, staged by the SVG Cycling Union.

Saddling up for his first race for the year, Adams produced a winning time of one hour 34 minutes 13 seconds, registering a four minute lead over second place.{{more}}

Docking in second was Zefal Bailey, in one hour 38 minutes 40 seconds.

Completing the podium finishers was the fast improving Randy Wilkinson, whose time was one hour 38 minutes 55 seconds.

By virtue of placing third in the open category, Wilkinson topped the Over-35 category for the first time, ahead of the man who bossed the position for more than a year – the loquacious Peter Durrant.

Finishing fourth overall, Durrant returned a clocking of one hour 39 minutes 28 seconds.

Orel George was fifth among the finishers, and third in the Over-35’s segment, in one hour 46 minutes 46 seconds.

Both categories of cyclists rode seven laps of the course, which took them from Howards Marine in Villa Flat to the Arnos Vale Roundabout and back to Ratho Mill.

Requiring four laps or 16 miles was the Junior category of road bikers.

Topping the two-man file was Quasim Thomas, in one hour 3 minutes 22 seconds and second – Samuel Lyttle, in one hour 8 minutes 22 seconds.

Both Thomas and Lyttle christened their new bikes, which was made possible thanks to a donation from the Pan American Cycling Federation.

The lone entrant in the Mountain Bike category was Okeyra Sylvester, whose 51 minutes 4 seconds was timed after three laps or 12 miles.

And, with four women entered, the SVG Cycling Union hit a jackpot on the day, as the number of competitive female cyclists doubled.

But it was the expected result, as Neisha Alexander outshone the field in 39 minutes 51 seconds, as that category did 8 miles, which is two laps of the circuit.

Stephorn Lewis placed second in 44 minutes 33 seconds, with Crystal Durrant third in 50 minutes 4 seconds. Arielle Durrant, the other female competitor, only did one lap before she dropped out.

The next event on the union’s calendar is set for May 29.(RT)