Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2023. 4:08 pm CST.
Photo Credit: CFB
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Cycling Federation of Belize (CFB) is holding the 32nd Annual PUMA Women Cross Country Classic on Sunday, April 2, under the regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI).
“The race will start at the Columbus Park in San Ignacio at 8:00 a.m. and will finish at Digi Park using the route of the George Price Highway to Belize City at the Roundabout at Central American Blvd, over the Belcan Bridge, unto Princess Margaret Drive and finishing at the Digi Park, for approximately 70 miles,” the CFB said.
The CFB said the 2023 riders will be presented on Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Ned Pitts Olympic House at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City.
The winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize and trophy. $1500 and $1000 will be awarded to second and third respectively and $500 each to the fourth and fifth place finishers.
The Junior/Youth winner will get a trophy and a gift package from BEL.
Additionally, the Ariel Rosado Foundation will award the youngest rider to finish within the time limit the Ariel Rosado Trophy. Ariel Rosado was a Belizean top rider who died in a traffic accident several years ago.
All participants will also get gift baskets courtesy of San Cas.
The CFB said the 32nd Annual PUMA Women Cross Country Classic will be live streamed on the CFB’s and Digi’s Facebook pages.
Last year, United States cyclist Katy Sorrell won the 31st Women’s Cross Country Cycling Classic on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in three hours, 23 minutes, and 17 seconds (3:23:17).
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