Mayho finishes ninth in Belgium
Dominique Mayho is growing in confidence after placing ninth at the Erpe-mere Bambrugge road race in Flanders, Belgium, last weekend.
The island’s top cyclist, who rides for amateur outfit Asfra Racing Team Oudenaarde, finished the 112½-kilometres road race in a time of 2hr 37min 35sec.
Niels Lievens, riding for Home Solution-Anmapa-Soenens, won the race in 2:37:17.
It was Mayho’s first race back in Belgium after a brief return to the island, where he won the Bermuda Road Race Championships in Prospect last month.
“Going into the race I was aiming to finish it since it’s my first race back,” Mayho said.
“It was a good race for me. At the beginning of the last race I was really tired but with about three kilometres [to go] the adrenalin kicked in and I just went for it. I know I can compete in the races [in Belgium] without a problem.”
Mayho, who raced for amateur team Jonge Rakkers Vollezele last season, will return to action this weekend.
The 23-year-old has also heaped praise on Bermuda’s trio of cyclists who competed at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas, last month.
Matthew Oliveira won a gold medal in the boys’ time-trial and bronze in the road race, while Alyssa Rowse won bronze in the girls’ time-trial.
Kaden Hopkins narrowly missed out on the podium in the boys’ time-trial, finishing sixth.
“They rode brilliantly in Bahamas,” Mayho said. “I know how hard the Commonwealth Youth Games are, so for them to medal is a great achievement. Kaden also rode really well in the time-trial.”
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