BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 18, 2021– Today, the National Sports Council (NSC) met with Belizean-American superstar cyclist – Justin Williams, who is presently in country to participate in the National Cycling Championships Road Event on Sunday. He stopped in at our office at the Marion Jones Sports Complex to discuss moving Belizean cycling to another level. In a press release from the Cycling Federation of Belize, it has been officially confirmed that Justin Williams has completed the process of nationality change with the relevant cycling authorities. This means that Mr. Williams is now eligible to compete in Belize’s National Championships and for selection to Belize’s National Team to represent the country in international events.
Justin Williams is currently the manager for UCI Continental team L39ION of Los Angeles. He began racing as a teen and won multiple amateur US National Championships in track, road, and criterium. Justin is also the 2015 and 2018 Holy Saturday Cross Country Champion. He focuses on increasing the diversity of the sport and founded and manages his team in order to mentor young African American and Hispanic riders.
With Justin’s cycling resume, his contribution to the development of the sport of cycling over the years and his ambition to move Belizean cycling, the National Sports Council is elated and overwhelmed that he has opted to represent Belize!
– press release –
(AMANDALA Sports Ed. Note: A son of Belizean Calman Williams, and who has ridden many races in Belize as an early teenager, Justin Williams is a Belizean/American dual citizen currently resident in Los Angeles, USA. However, according to cycling regulations, one has to be registered with one nationality only, and heretofore Justin has been registered as an American with the relevant cycling authorities. Having achieved a star level in the sport in the U.S., Justin has opted to now register as a Belizean, so that he becomes eligible to represent Belize in international cycling events including the Olympics. Welcome home, brother Justin!)