The 2012 Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships scheduled for this weekend in the Dominican Republic will be postponed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Issac. Eight of Bermuda’s top junior cyclists were scheduled to compete in the event.
Reuters reports: ”Isaac had top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour and was forecast to become a hurricane by Friday, as it neared the coast of Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and flood-prone Haiti. Computer forecast models showed the storm moving west-northwest across the island on Friday.”
The President of the Caribbean Cycling Confederation Trevor Bailey of St. Vincent, today [Aug 22] advised the Bermuda Bicycle Association that the 2012 Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships scheduled for this weekend in Dominican Republic will be postponed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Issac.
The event will be rescheduled for either September or October once the organizers from the Federación Dominicana de Ciclismo find a suitable date. A new date is expected to be announced in the coming days.
The BBA’s Peter Dunne said that Bermuda’s team will hope to maintain their cycling form for this unspecified period as they have been focussed on being at peak physical shape for this competition.
Bermuda’s representatives who were due to compete are Vashon Cann, Mark Godfrey and Deshi Smith in the 17/18 year old boys category, Daniel Oatley, Daelan Richardson, Nathaniel Hartwig and Nico Barclay in the 15/16 boys category, and Gabby Arnold in the 15-‐18 girls group.
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