Alicia Thompson wins 2017 female cross country classic

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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017. 10:16 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff:The winner of the 28th annual women’s cross country cycling classic is Alicia Thompson of the Belize Bank Swoosh Cycling.

In second place was Patricia Chavarria of Chavarria Team and in third place was Kaya Cattouse of Smart/C-Ray.

In fourth place was Gina Kavesh of Elliston Coaching and in fifth was Gabrielle Lovell of Digicell 4G LTE.

The first place winner received $3,000 cash and a trophy as well as a round trip plane ticket for two on Maya Island Air.

The second place winner received $1,500 cash plus a trophy and 1 domestic round trip plane ticket on Tropic Air.

The third place winner received $750 cash and a trophy, the fourth place winner received $150 cash plus a medal, and the fifth place winner received $75 and a medal.

The race began at the Queen Elizabeth Park in San Ignacio at around 8 a.m. on Sunday and finished at the BTL Park around noon. .

A total of 12 women raced from San Ignacio Town to Belize City.

Thompson, is no stranger to the cross country classic. In 2015 she was also the winner. This year she also won the Krem’s Cycling Classic.

According to Thompson, it was no easy feat but she trained effort fully for this race and as a result would like to thank God and all her supporters.

She revealed that she only has a passion for racing at home and not abroad as she is a mother, a career woman, and the cycling trainer to three Wesley High School females.

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