Junior Cyclists Win Five Medals In Puerto Rico

August 14, 2011

[Updated] Dominique Mayho won a Gold medal in the 2011 Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships today [Aug.14]. The Championships are being held in Puerto Rico, and see the best young riders from the Caribbean competing.

Further details to follow, however this makes a total of three medals for Bermuda thus far, with Molly Pilgrim winning the 10k Girls Time Trial, and Gabriella Arnold capturing third place in the same race to give Bermuda two spots on the medal podium yesterday.

Update 10:00pm: Bermuda has now won five medals, with Molly Pilgrim picking up her second Gold and Gabriella Arnold winning her second Bronze medal. The two junior cyclists repeated their placings in yesterday’s time trial in today’s road race.

Update 12:00am: Full report below, courtesy of the BBA:

Bermuda’s Dominique Mayho and Molly Pilgrim rode to win the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championship Road Race in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Gabriella Arnold captured the bronze medal. Bermuda has won a total of five medals – two in the time trial event and three in the road race event. Junior Girls Pilgrim and Arnold repeated their gold and bronze medal performances in the time trial on Saturday.

Dominique was part of a breakaway on the fourth lap of the Junior (17-18) boys nine-lap (54-mile) race . By the end of the sixth lap there were six riders remaining in the break – one from the Dominican Republic, two from Jamaica, one from Curacao, one from the Bahamas plus Mayho. After seven laps the six were reduced to five after one of the Jamaicans was dropped. By this time they had established a three-minute lead over the chasing peloton. By the final lap, only four riders remained, with Mayho taking gold in the final sprint.

This was Mayho’s last attempt to win silverware at the Caribbean Championships. Mayho just missed out on a podium finish in Saturday’s Time Trial event when he finished fourth. Dominique started cycling with the Bermuda Bicycle Association’s cycling program at the Berkeley Institute and rides for the Madison Cycling Team. He has one two events at the top adult level on the island – a road race in June and a criterium last season.

The junior girls race was stayed together until lap three when the podium finishers from the time trial attacked to establish a 20 second lead. By the end Molly Pilgrim would take gold and Gabrielle Arnold would take bronze.

In the Juvenile Boys race Mark Godfrey fought hard for a well deserved fourth place. On lap two, three riders – one form Puerto Rico, one from Anguilla and one from Dominican Republic broke away and quickly established a 20-second lead over the peloton. By lap three the break had established a lead of 45 seconds and Godfrey and a rider from the Bahamas organized a chase to reel them in, managing to get within 20 seconds of the leaders. Unfortunately their effort wasn’t sustained. By the final lap one of the riders from the breakaway was caught by the pack and the race would be a sprint for third. At the line Godfrey just missed out on third to finish fourth.

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  1. It is what it is says:

    Congrats to you Dominique

  2. Library Dill says:

    Yay Dominique!!! So proud of you!

  3. Ayesha says:

    CONGRATS Dominque! So proud of you!!!