Bricklin Classic Road Race 2009
Now in its second year this event is becoming a favourite for the cyclists of St Kitts & Nevis, allowing the athletes to use the best of the new roads and providing a challenging course.
27 riders were at the start line, the most inexperienced of the youths racing on mountain bikes,
A decision was made to separate the adults into two teams, team ‘Supreme’ led by James Weekes and team ‘Tornado’ led by Reggie Douglas, this added another element to the competition, and set the stage for some tactical riding.
From the gun the early pace was fast and furious with the lead exchanging as the days tactics started to play out, the terrain was the X factor and a lead group of 6 riders established itself and stayed out to the finish. Despite being outnumbered 5 to 1 James muscled his way into a sprint shootout with rival Reggie to take the win by the slimmest of margins, first placed female was Kristina Stoney returning in great form, and top Junior Elite rider Shaun Brear taking 5th overall.
The juniors had their own dramas as they contended with the hilly course, but it was Assim Chapman who took top honors in the road bike category and Orin Butler taking the tape in the mountain bikes, special mention to first time racers Dilon Grant, 2nd in junior MTB, and female rider Lorien Debraughan who took 2nd place in the female division.
A wonderful turnout with many roadside supporters enjoying the spectacle, this event really set the tone as the up and coming cyclists of St Kitts & Nevis prepare for their biggest test, this coming weekends Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor Honor Day conceived and run by Nevis Sportsman of the year Reggie Douglas and his Newcastle Development Squad. With visiting youth teams from St Martin, Anguilla and St Vincent it will be a golden opportunity for people to see some of the most talented young people in the region.
For more information contact :-
Reggie Douglas Tel:- (869) 664 0992