Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose wins gruelling 98-mile cycle road race

first_imgRIDING in wet conditions from Georgetown to Camp Seweyo on the Linden Highway and back is no easy task, but Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose made it look like a walk in the park on Sunday, winning the 98-mile event in easy fashion with a time of four hours 25 minutes 52 seconds.The win for Ambrose in the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF)-organised event earned him 15 points in the Federation’s point standings, still 23 points shy of leader Jamal John who earned eight points for placing fourth on Sunday.It was the Federation’s fourth points race for the 2017 season and John won the first two and did not participate in the third.Sunday’s race started at 08:00hrs on Homestretch Avenue and proceeded to Timehri Bottle, before turning on the Linden Highway for the journey to Camp Seweyo and turning back to finish at the place of origin.Team Evolution’s Christopher Griffith and Team Coco’s Junior Niles occupied the second- and third-place respectively.Griffith earned 12 points and Niles 10.Griffith’s teammate Paul DeNobrega (six points) finished fifth.The first junior to cross the finish line was Adalie Hodge, while Marcus Keiler and Nigel Duguid placed second and third respectively.In the veterans’ category, Leer Nunes and Everal Mundy placed first and second in that order.The GCF’s races are being staged with the aim of selecting cyclists for overseas engagements, but consideration will also be given to those Guyanese who are training and competing overseas.last_img read more

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