19th edition of P&P Insurance 11-Stage Cycle Race set for Saturday
Having been involved in a thriller of a cycling contest last weekend at the National Park at Thomas Lands, Georgetown, cyclists will be involved in another thriller at the same venue on Saturday July 13 (tomorrow), when the 19th edition of the P&P Insurance 11-Stage cycling programme pedals off from 9:30h.
This activity is likewise organised by National Cycling Coach and Race Organiser Hassan Mohammed.
Fresh from victory in last weekend’s encounter, Linden’s Michael Anthony will be aiming to continue his superb form in this 11-stage programme, but as champion of last year’s P&P Insurance Cycling programme, Jamaul John will be bringing his ‘A’ game to the tournament. Also the 2019 National Road Race champion, John completed last year’s 35-lap event in one hour, 16 minutes and 51 seconds.
Other top cyclists from across the country would be planning to overthrow this king, but they well know it would take a monumental effort to succeed in this enterprise.
Among the contenders is Romello Crawford, who has been in supreme touch since his return from overseas duties. Unfortunately, he has not had the results to show for his competence, but the Berbician will certainly be searching for a win.
Crawford failed to complete last weekend’s race at the National Park after being attacked by bees.
Briton John, the 2019 Time Trials champion in the Elite category, rode in second position at the National Park at last weekend’s encounter, and will be aiming to move up the rankings in this event.
The Team Evolution duo of Christopher Griffith and Paul De Nobrega will also have designs on the 35-lap main event.
BMX riders, Masters/Veterans and Juvenile/Junior events will also be featured; and 2019 Junior Road Race champion Ajay Gopilall and 12-14 champion cyclist Steve Bhimsen would want to dominate the proceedings in their class. (Brandon Corlette)