Horsfield seals podium place

  • Flying the flag: Robin Horsfield on the podium at the Caribbean Mountain Biking Championships in Dominican Republic

    Flying the flag: Robin Horsfield on the podium at the Caribbean Mountain Biking Championships in Dominican Republic

Bermuda’s Robin Horsfield finished on the podium in third place at the 2019 Caribbean Mountain Biking Championships in Dominican Republic.

Racing in the Under-23 category, Horsfield took on the challenging field of mainly local cyclists, but overcame the home course advantage to finish impressively.

Jeudy Loranzo, of Dominican Republic claimed the title with second place going to Ruson Gonzalez of Aruba.

“The race was five laps of a tough 4km loop with two tough climbs and a slick muddy descent,” said Dave Collins, team manager for Bermuda. “The race, in Costanza Hills park, 15km outside the mountain valley town of Costanza started with a fast straight, up a short dirt road climb, then into single track.

“Dominican racer Jeudy Loranzo took the lead and quickly established a gap on Robin and Ruson Gonzalez of Aruba.

“On the second lap, Robin’s chest cold got the better of him and Ruson was able to pull past him and develop a small lead which extended on the third lap after a small crash.

“Robin managed to make up 30 seconds on the fourth lap but couldn’t catch Ruson”

This was the first medal for Bermuda in the regional MTB championships for a discipline which continues to attract new riders locally.

“We are thrilled that Robin was able to extend his season long enough to make it to this championships in Dominican Republic,” said Peter Dunne, the Bermuda Bicycle Association president.

“Making the podium was a great achievement and we could not be happier with the professional manner in which he prepared himself for racing.

“It is important for us to have our national champion compete in the region and we look forward to participating with a larger Bermuda team in future editions.”

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Published Oct 8, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 7, 2019 at 11:39 pm)

Horsfield seals podium place

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