BELIZE CITY, Saturday, 25th January, 2020– The prizes for this week’s Saturday Race were spiked, thanks to our generous sponsors – David Banner, Sr., Freetown Drug Store, John Olivera and Cattouse Trucking.
As we do every Saturday, the cyclists congregated in front of Data Pro on the Boom-Hattieville Road. Approximately 32 cyclists in various categories took the start line at 6:30 a.m.
Race 1 saw the Elites, Women, Juniors, 30+, 40+ and 50+ categories race towards the Hattieville roundabout and then down the George Price Highway to the Mile-8 roundabout and return to Data Pro, for a total of 38 miles. They completed this in a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes and 33 seconds (1:29:33), with an average speed of 25 mph.
Race 2 started 5 minutes after, and was comprised of the Junior Female and Youth Male categories. They raced to the Hattieville roundabout and returned, for a total of 23 miles.
Prizes were given in all eight categories.
For Race 1, taking the first station prize at Fresh Pond was Team Smart’s Darien Anderson; picking up the second prize on the road at the Prison was Ernesto “Peeny” Bradley of Clear the Land Cycling Team. On the return, the third prize on the road, also at the Prison, was won by Brandon Cattouse of Team C-Ray D. Banner; the fourth prize was picked up at Fresh Pond by Patrick Williams of Team Santino’s.
In the Race 2, Gabrielle Gabourel won the Junior Female prize of $30.00. In the Youth Male category, Elwin Humes was 1st, Goran Gabourel 2nd and Shane Marin, Jr. 3rd; winning $30.00, $20.00 and $10.00, respectively.
Junior Female winner – Gabrielle Gabourel
Women winner – Kaya Cattouse
Race 1 category winners:
Winning the Women category was Kaya Cattouse of C-Ray D. Banner, winning $100.00.
Junior Category was won by Henry Li of Jason’s Cycling Team $50.00; 2nd was Eric Trapp of Clear the Land Cycling $30.00.
Junior winners, (l to r) 2nd Eric Trapp, 1st Henry Li
In the Non-Elite categories, the top five prizes awarded were $100.00, $75.00, $50.00, $25.00 and $15.00, respectively, for the 1st through 5th places.
In the 30+ category, in 1st place was John Olivera of Team Powerade; 2nd was Alvan Gillett of Kulture; and 3rd was Riis Cattouse of Team C-Ray D. Banner.
30+ winners, (l to r) 2nd Alvan Gillett, 1st John Olivera, 3rd Riis Cattouse
In the 40+ category, 1st place went to Dwayne Wade of Road Rage Cycling; 2nd was Sean Duncan of Team Smart; and 3rd was Ken Gladden of Team Digi.
40+ winners, (l-r) 2nd Sean Duncan, 1st Dwayne Wade, 3rd Ken Gladden
In the 50+ category, Fitzgerald “Palas” Joseph of Team Lampaz took top honours; 2nd was Barney Brown of Team Digi; 3rd went to Ray Cattouse of Team C-Ray D. Banner; 4th was Warren Coye of Team Santino’s; and 5th was Stephen Bisset of Team CDS Gas.
50+ winners, (l to r) 4th Warren Coye, 2nd Barney Brown, 1st Fitzgerald “Palas” Joseph, 3rd Ray Cattouse, 5th Stephen Bisset
In the Elite Category, top five prizes were also given: $200.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 and $25.00, respectively, for 1st through 5th places. Team Digi’s Giovanni “Road King” Lovell was 1st; Brandon Cattouse of Team C-Ray D. Banner was 2nd; 3rd place went to Dwayne Wade; 4th place was Patrick Williams; and winning the bunch sprint to round out the top 5 was Greg Lovell of Team Digi.
Elite winners, (l to r) 4th Patrick Williams, 2nd Brandon Cattouse, 1st Giovanni “Road King” Lovell, 3rd Dwayne Wade, 5th Greg Lovell
Feature photo: Youth Male winners, (l to r) 2nd Goran Gabourel, 1st Elwin Humes, 3rd Shane Marin, Jr.