Assim Takes His First Win
Up and coming young cyclist Assim Chapman pulled off a major upset in the weekends tourism week cycle race sponsored by GMP Graphics & Printing, this young man has been showing hints of his potential for the last year, now he has won his first event and got his name in the record books.
The road race is part of a week of events celebrating tourism on Nevis, it was also an opportunity to introduce a new cycle club to the general public, founded by returning national Steve Ward the ‘Queen City Cycle Club’ (QCCC) is a youth based club which had 4 of its athletes on show in this race.
Race organizer and sponsor Greg Phillip said “ as the president of the SKN Cycling Federation it is a joy to see yet another new cycle club being formed here on Nevis, the future of our sport looks more and more secure each day”
Although only 14 yrs old Assim has been racing with the elite riders for the past year, his mentor and coach National cycling champion Reggie Douglas commented “Assim has been working for this win all year, and he rode a great race, I congratulate him 100%”
The course for the event began on Hunkins drive went up to turn around at 4 seasons and then back through town to complete one lap, In the 6 lap elite race (30kms) Assim took 1st, Alex Isles 2nd and Reggie 3rd, the junior riders were required to do 3 laps (15kms) and it was a clean sweep for the Queen City Cycle Club with Donique in 1st, Zavan Butler 2nd and Dorez Daniel 3rd, well done young men!!
Congratulations go out to all the riders young and old who took part, Gordon ‘Doc’ Avery was in there fighting with the juniors, demonstrating to the max that you are as young as you feel. But the day has to belong to a certain young man from Newcastle, who made his village and his mom very proud indeed, very very well done Assim, keep it up.
For more details about cycling on Nevis contact - Steve Ward (QCCC) Tel: 660 6053, Reggie Douglas (Newcastle Development Squad) Tel: 664 0992, or Matt Lloyd (TNCTC) Tel: 754 5215