Cyclists Head To Guyana For Jr Championship

August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four teenagers are heading to Guyana today for the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships, which will be contested on Saturday and Sunday.

The quartet of local riders will be taking on the best from 19 countries in the region at the annual championships in both time trial and road race.

Bermuda will be represented by Nicholas Narraway in the 17-18 category while Alexander Miller, Nazarai Fox and Liam Flannery will race in the 15-16 group.

“There are no women representing Bermuda this year, a disappointment for the Bermuda Bicycle Association [BBA],” a spokesperson said. “Unfortunately there is a clash of events this year with the CARIFTA triathlon the following weekend in Jamaica and some athletes are concentrating on that event for this year. Hopefully next year the events will have more space between them so that we can field a larger team.”

Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships Bermuda Aug 2019

“In 2018 Bermuda hosted the competition with huge success in all events. Winning all six events demonstrated the depth of the local cycling talent, lead by Alyssa Rowse, Kaden Hopkins, Matthew Oliveira Ziani Burgesson and Narraway.

“Of the 2018 medalists for Bermuda, just Narraway is returning to the competition this year and is moving up to the older category. In addition to his double gold medal performance last year Narraway won the junior category at the John T Memorial Race in Anguilla last month and is becoming a recognized force in regional competition.

“In the Juvenile race, Miller, Fox and Flannery will be heading into the weekend knowing that they have a strong team that has experience racing together. Fox and Flannery raced in Anguilla in July and Miller has demonstrated his strength in the local racing scene.

“Racing will take place in Bartica, Guyana, and starts with a time trial on Saturday morning. The road race will be the following day. Accompanying the athletes for the BBA are Peter Dunne and Darren Glasford.”

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