Orville Hinds continued his rich vein of form by defending his title at the 17th annual Father’s day 50-mile road
race held on Sunday in West Demerara region.
The Lindener, Hinds braved the wet conditions and proved strongest in the race that started in front of the Wales Police Station and proceeded in and out of Schoonard, down the West Demerara Public Road to Uitvlugt where the cyclists turned back to finish by the Demerara Harbour Bridge.
The Team Evolution leader finished the race in One Hour 20 Minutes 53 seconds ahead of Junior Niles, Paul DeNobrega, Michael Anthony, Raynauth Jeffrey and Stephen Fernandes in that order.
Silvio Innis and Michael Anthony each won two Prime prizes while Orville Hinds, Alonzo Ambrose, Raynauth Jeffrey and Junior Niles won one each.
Team Coco’s Junior Niles won the veterans category followed by Stephen Fernandes and Paul Chho-Wee-Nam placed while England-based Claire Fraser-Green won the female category in One Hour 44 Minutes 37 Seconds ahead of Christine Matheson
Another Lindener, Jornel Yearwood won for juniors in an upset win ahead of Andrew Hicks and Brighton John.
Richard Charles won the Mountain bike category with Stephan Gobin riding in second.
The event which was organised by National Cycling Coach, Hassan Mohamed and Castrol Brand Manager Seon Daniels who were present to distribute the cash and trophies to the respective winners.
Cyclists will now shift their focus to the Guyana Cycling Federation Time Trial and Road Race on June 25 and 26.