Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022. 7:11 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Cycling Federation of Belize
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: C-Ray’s Goran Gabourel won the 60-mile Men’s National Cycling Junior Road Championship.
Gabourel clocked 2 hours, 43 minutes, and 13 seconds (2:43:13) to take the Junior National Road Cycling Championship from the Boom Cut-Off on the Philip Goldson Highway to finish at Mount Hope.
From the start at the Boom Cut-off, the riders headed to Ladyville where they turned into the John Smith Road passing by the Philip Goldson International Airport, coming out on the George Price Highway by Western Paradise at Mile 8, and heading for the finish at Mount Hope in Unitedville in the Cayo District. Incidentally, this year’s race was three miles longer than last year’s race which was run entirely in the Belize District between Crooked Tree and the John Smith Road.
C-Ray’s Goran Gabourel rode across the finish four seconds ahead of Rojas who was timed at 2:42:17.
Ramon Codd of Team Cayo was third in 2:43:19; six seconds behind Gabourel.
G-Flow’s Renan Codd took fourth place in 2:43:45; 32 seconds behind.
Jaylen Briceño rode in fifth in 2:43:52 winning the Youth Category.
Sixth place was taken by Elwin Humes in 2:45:26 and seventh by Travis Grinage in 2:45:32.
The Chavarria Cycling Team placed the next two: Richard Rosado in eighth in 2:46:14 and Christopher in 2:49:23.
The tenth and last rider across the finish line was Alvin Perdomo. He clocked 2:49:25.
Four riders did not finish.
Behind Briceño in the Youth Category, Grinage was second and Rosado third.
In the other race, C-Ray’s Kaya Cattouse won the 60-mile Women’s Road Championship ahead of 2021 National Road Champions Alicia Thompson and Paulita Chavarria. Gabrielle Gabourel won the Women’s Junior title.
In the main Men’s race, G-Flow’s Giovanni Lovell conquered the 103-mile National Road Cycling Championship race from Orange Walk to Mount Hope in Cayo in 4 hours, 21 minutes, and 37 seconds (4:21:37) riding solo.
In the Elite Category, Wasani Castro was second followed by Renan Matus of M&M Engineering in third.
The U-23 category was dominated by G-Flow’s Jyven Gonzalez followed by Westrac Alliance’s Eric Trapp in second and 501 Valvoline Cycling Team’s Derrick Chavarria in third. They were 2, 3, and 4 in the General Classification.
501 Valvoline’s Brandon Cattouse, the first Masters. He was followed by unattached riders Kent ‘Bob’ Gabourel and Robert Liam Stewart.
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