Crawford pedals away with win in Cheddi Jagan Memorial cycle race

Dr Cheddi Jagan has been deceased for the past 22 years, but his rich legacy continues in various positive activities in Guyana. On Sunday last, Berbician Romello Crawford outsprinted the trio Geron Williams, Briton John and Christopher Griffith to win the Cheddi Jagan Memorial 50-mile cycle road race on the West Coast of Demerara.
One week after winning the Burnham Memorial Three-Stage road race, the Berbician Crawford sprinted off with the spoils of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial road race.
Crawford, who is enjoying sublime early season form, won the 40-mile fixture from Schoonord to Bushy Park and back after stopping the clock in a brisk 1hr: 39m.17s.
The race was held in perfect conditions for racing, and yesterday marked the third occasion that the Trojan PSL standout was victorious since the calendar flipped to 2019.
The 21-year-old led breakaway mates Geron Williams and Chris Griffith onto the podium in a thrilling sprint finish. Brighton John, Andrew Hicks and Deeraj Garbarran filled out the top six rewarding positions.
Other winners yesterday included: Ajay Gopilall (junior), Sheeneka Texeira (female), Shane Bourne (Mountain Bike) and Paul Choo-Wee-Nam (veteran).
Crawford will look to continue in his rich vein when the cycling season recommences on Saturday in the National Park with the staging of the Diamond Mineral Water 11-race programme.
Notes: Presidential hopeful Irfaan Ali made presentations to the top performers following the Bibi Shadick and friends-sponsored event.