April 30, 2015
Cyclists on time trial

Local cyclists have been given the ultimatum to up their times or face a prolonged drought of road races.

Head of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union Trevor Bailey indicated to SEARCHLIGHT that he is dissatisfied with the recent times registered by the nation’s top cyclists in the most recent races.{{more}}

Bailey compared a 57-minute first place time for the 20-mile event previously, to over two and a half hours now.

“We are not going to have any more road races until they up their times,” Bailey said.

He also noted that his executive is looking into the possibility of bringing in overseas competitors for the local races.

“We cannot have any more road races until we have overseas participants….The guys are not doing their best, so we can have individual time trials for the time being….This will improve the cyclists, as they will ride on their own, at their own strength,” Bailey proffered.

Last Sunday, the action came through a time trial that was staged from Arnos Vale to Belvedere, a distance of 4.4 miles.

Recording the best time in the open category was Zefal Bailey, who covered the course in 10 minutes 39 seconds. Cammie Adams did 10 minutes 41 seconds and third – Lucky Antrobus – 10 minutes 48 seconds.

Topping among the masters was Peter Durrant – 11 minutes 43 seconds; Orel George was second in 12 minutes 17 seconds and third was Desmond Cox – 13 minutes 14 seconds.

The other category which competed was the juniors, with Bradley Charles timing 12 minutes 53 seconds. Second was Samuel Lyttle in 13 minutes 17 seconds and Sherwin James, third in 13 minutes 47 seconds.(RT)