Evolution cyclist Michael Anthony stamped his authority on Powerade cycling by retaining his crown at the annual Hassan Mohamed organized 11 race cycling programme held at the inner circuit of the national park on Saturday.
The event which commenced under beautiful sunny conditions concluded with the feature 35 laps race experiencing the effects of the May/June rainy weather.
Fresh from a second place finish at the Independence 3-stage cycle meet, the young and inform cyclist muscled his way to the finish line ahead of Berbician and Trojan Cycle Club (TCC) rider Jabron Crawford and team Alanis cyclist Paul DeNogrega in a close sprint finish.
The event sponsored by beverage giant, Banks DIH under their Powerade brand for the 7th year running also
saw some exciting BMX races with Whitney Poyer claiming the 3 laps boys and girls 12-14 race in a time of 9 minutes 44 seconds.
After watching his young son John Niles win the Boys 6-9 race, Team Coco’s Junior Niles continued on his dominance of the Veterans under-50 category by winning first prize for the fifth successive year.
The Juveniles 10 laps was won by (TCC) rider Romello Crawford with a time of 26 minutes and 15 seonds while Shane Bourne was victorious in the 5 laps Mountain bike race.
The Boys 9-12 was won by Jeremiah Harrison while A. Hodge prevailed in the boys 12-14.
Bochel Samaroo and Monty Parris claimed the veterans over 50 and over 60 races respectively.
At the presentation of the cash and trophies Banks DIH Powerade representative Errol Nelson thanked the cyclists, supporters and national cycling Coach Mohamed for a well-organized and incident free event. He also hinted that the public should look forward to the Banks Malta cycling event scheduled for June 7.