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Belize wins 1 gold, 1 bronze at Caribbean Junior Road Cycling Championships

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021. 8:06 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize’s Derrick Chavarria won the gold medal in the Road Championship and Gabrielle Gabourel won bronze in Individual Time Trial at the Caribbean Junior Cycling Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, over the weekend.

On Sunday, Derrick Chavarria, of the 501 Valvoline Cycling Team, won the gold medal in the 56.25 (90 Kms) Road Race crossing the finish-line in solo fashion at the Caribbean Junior Cycling Championship, ahead of two Dominican Republic riders who won the silver and bronze medals. Chavarria clocked 2 hours, 25 minutes, and 3 seconds.

On Saturday, Gabrielle Gabourel finished in 3rd place winning the bronze medal in the 6.25 miles (10 Kms) Women’s Youth Category Individual Time Trial (ITT) with a time of 16 minutes and 46.85 seconds. Rebecca Jansen of Aruba was the winner in 16’02.76”. Rosely Mercado of Puerto Rico son silver in 16’21.92”.

Gabourel also finished 4th in 37.5 miles (60 Kms) for the Women’s Junior/Youth Road Race on Sunday. Gabourel clocked 1 hour, 51 minutes and 56 seconds just like the winner Rosely Mercado of Puerto Rico. Gabourel was 10th overall in the joint Junior/Youth race.

In the Men’s Junior Road Race Road Race on Sunday, Goran Gabourel finished in 8th place and Dion O’Brien in 10th. Both finished in the field sprint, which featured the silver and bronze winners. Daniel Williams Jr did not finish.

In 43.75 miles (70 Kms) Men’s Youth Road Race, Tyler Tejeda finish was 17th finishing in the field sprint in 1h 58’12” which featured the silver and bronze medal winners. The winner Juan Venegas crossed the finish line alone in 1h 55’56”.

On Saturday as well, Chavarria, finished 7th in the 12.5 miles (20 Kms) Men’s Junior ITT with a time of 29 minutes and 14.82 seconds. The CFB had initially said 6th place finish. Alexander Miller of Bermuda won gold in 26’15.50”.

Goran Gabourel was 10th in 29’44.97”.

Tyler Tejeda was 6th in the 6.25 miles (10 Kms) Men’s Youth ITT. Tejeda clocked 15’26”. Gold medal winner Juan Venegas of the Dominican Republic was timed at 14’08”.

Overall, the Dominican Republic won 4 gold medals, 4 silver, and 3 bronze.

Puerto Rico won 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.

Bermuda and Aruba earned 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze each.

Belize won 1 gold and 1 bronze.

Jamaica got 1 silver medal.


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