Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2022. 8:39 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias:
Sixty-three riders are competing in the 41st Annual Westrac/M&M Engineering Belmopan Cycling Classic on Sunday, March 13, according to the official starting list released on Saturday by the Cycling Federation of Belize (CFB)
Fifty-two riders will compete in the Men’s Elite race, five in the Women’s Elite, and six in the Men’s Junior/Youth race.
501 Valvoline Cycling Team is only featuring two riders, Brandon Cattouse and Mairon Muñoz as the rest of the team is in Guatemala training for the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic.
G-Flow has its entire team lead by Giovanni Lovell and Shawn Codd. They are also fielding Greg Lovell, Tevin Chaplin, Jyven Gonzalez, and Gian Lino.
Westrac Alliance is also complete with Byron Pope, Angel Tzib, the Castro brothers Wasani and Jafari, and Eric Trapp.
Dwayne Wade leads Team Cycology while Ernesto Bradley is at the helm of Team FAL.
The very experienced Roque Matus heads M&M Engineering along with young Renan Matus.
Tariq Cano leads the Cayo Road Rage Cycling Team which features Richard Santiago, the Choto brothers Jose, Rafael, and Giovanni, and Kaya Cattouse, who has opted to run against the men.
Then, there are several unattached riders like Michael Lewis, Fitzgerald ‘Palas’ Joseph, Kenroy ‘Smokes’ Gladden, Robert Liam Stewart, and Sherman Thomas.
The Women’s field features C-Ray’s Gabrielle Gabourel, Chavarria/Western Spirits’ Paulita Chavarria, BSFC’s Fiona Castillo, unattached Nathalie Lovell, and signals the return of ex-national champion Shalini Zabaneh riding for Team Sagitun.
The Juniors will have G-Flow’s Renan Codd and Jamar Murry, Chavarria/Western Spirits’ Tyler Tejeda, Christopher Waight, and Richard Rosado, C-Ray D-Banner’s Goran Gabourel, and unattached Elwin Humes.
The Men’s Elite 100-mile race starts at 9:00 am in front of Westrac on Forest Drive in Belmopan, travels to Belize City and then heads back to Belmopan finishing at the Governor General’s Field.
The Men’s Junior 60-mile race starts at 9:15 am in front of Westrac on Forest Drive in Belmopan, travels to Rockville and back to Belmopan finishing at the Governor General’s Field.
The Women’s 60-mile race starts at 9:20 am in front of Westrac on Forest Drive in Belmopan and follows the same route as the Junior race.
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