Briton John, Horace Burrowes to represent Guyana at Jamaica International Cycling Classic 2023

Briton John (right) and Horace Burrowes

Two members of the We Stand United Cycle Club (WSUCC), Briton John and Horace Burrowes, will from today be representing the Golden Arrowhead at the second edition of the Jamaican International Cycling Classic, a three-day race which will take place between March 31st and April 1st –2nd, 2023.
John, who has been in excellent form since the start of the local season, will be competing in the Elite segment of the race, while Burrowes will be testing his skills in both the Masters and Elite segments of the event.
According to Race Director and Organiser Coach Carlton Simmonds of Simmonds High Velocity Cycling Club (SHVCC), the event will showcase the best cyclists in the Caribbean, while the bar has been raised at this year’s event.
Simmonds noted that the Master’s race would be run off alongside the Elite race, so two three-day races would be run simultaneously. The 2023 course would start and end in Montego Bay, and would take in the stunning vistas of Jamaica’s northeastern coastline. The total prize money is USD$11,120 with a maximum top prize of USD$3,100.
Broadcast partner for the event, SportsMax, would show live coverage across their platforms – terrestrial TV, mobile apps, and of course on YouTube.
Burrowes, in a brief comment before the duo went out to training yesterday morning, said it was a good feeling to be back on the international stage for Guyana, something that has been missing for many years.
“I am here with one of the most talented cyclists in our country right now. And while he has been doing pretty well at home, it is always good for our guys to be tested against the best from other nations, to see exactly where we are at and how we can improve. So, I am happy to be here, and we will strive to do the best that we can for our nation.”
Well over one hundred cyclists are expected to compete at this event. There will also be a King of the Mountain (KOM) stage.
Local sponsors Alabama Trading, Bentley’s Bike Shop, Beacon Café and Professional Key Shop have supported John’s quest.