Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022. 6:53 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Cycling Federation of Belize
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: LA Sweat’s Kaya Cattouse, who made it home after her international races, captured the 60-mile Women’s National Road Championship organized by the Cycling Federation of Belize on Sunday riding past the finish line 23 seconds ahead of the 2021 Champion Alicia Thompson.
Cattouse rode in alone clocking 3 hours, 11 minutes, and 5 seconds (3:11:05) to take the National Road Cycling Championship from the Boom Cut-Off on the Philip Goldson Highway to finish at Mount Hope. Sunday’s race was longer and faster and Cattouse exacted revenge over Belize Bank Swoosh’s Thompson who landed the championship last year in a sprint finish on the John Smith Road.
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.
Thompson, who last week won the 2022 National Individual Time Trial Championship, crossed the finish line in 3:11:28.
Third place was taken by Paulita Chavarria of the Chavarria Cycling team in 3:17:50, six minutes and 45 seconds (0.06:45) behind.
Gabrielle Gabourel, the Junior Category winner, rode in fourth in 3:18:14; 0:07:09 behind Cattouse.
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 and won by Thompson in 3:07:10. Cattouse had the same time last year.
In the Men’s, 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 in 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, 4 in the General Classification.
501 Valvoline’s Brandon Cattouse was first in the Masters category. He was followed by unattached riders Kent ‘Bob’ Gabourel and Robert Liam Stewart.
C-Ray’s Goran Gabourel took the 60-mile Men’s Junior Road Championship followed by Delton Rojas and Ramon Codd. Jaylen Briceño won the Youth Category.
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