Guyana Defence Force’s Alanzo Ambrose emerged victorious in the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Points Road Race after a gruelling ride through overcast conditions and intermittent rain.
The race began from the National Sports Commission (NSC) on Homestretch Avenue and progressed to Timehri just before the Cheddi Jagan International Airport before turning back to the Linden-Soesdyke junction and going up to the turn back point at Camp Seweyo.
It was at this point that Ambrose, along with Christopher “Chicken Legs” Griffith, made a surge to the front of the pack; from there it was no looking back as he rode the return leg to Homestretch Avenue.
The duo kept pace and were breathing down each other’s neck as they came down the final 200 metres, but Ambrose made his move and sprinted away from Griffith to win in four hours 25 minutes and 52 seconds.
Junior Niles was third overall and first in the Veterans’ category with a time of four hours and 30 minutes while Paul DeNobrega was fourth ahead of Silvio Innis.
The entire race covered an astounding 99 miles and was a true test of strength and endurance; the riders will no doubt be grateful for the much-needed practice ahead of the Kadir Mohamed Memorial road race slated for October.