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Robin Horsfield once again successfully retained his national crown in emphatic style at Bermuda Bicycle Association's National Mountain Bike Championships at Ferry Reach, St George's last weekend.

Horsfield, who studies in Barrie, Ontario, and specialises in the mountain bike discipline, returned to the island and once again demonstrated his technical prowess by comfortably winning the Open Male Division in a time 1hr 14min 18secs, completing six laps of the challenging course.

Che'quan Richardson claimed second place, slightly under 11 minutes adrift of Horsfield, with Dave Collins completing the podium, crossing the line in 1:30:23.

The event also consisted of a host of other categories including junior male, junior female, male masters and female open.

In the Female Open Division, Jennifer Wilson proved victorious, beating Caroline Wright and Zina Jones to the title.

There was also success for Manning Smith in the Youth non-Championship Division, where he finsihed ahead of Gordon Smith and Rory Fleming, while in the Male Masters Division, David Byrne proved victorious ahead of Chris Smith and Dennis Fagundo.

Nicolas Narraway took the honours in the Male Junior Division, beating Liam Flannery and Moses Johnson to top spot, while in the Female Junior Division, Zoe Hasselkuss prevailed, ahead of Liana Medeiros and Charlotte Millington.

Meanwhile, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the BBA have confirmed the start of the road racing season will be postponed by a month as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19.

“In addition to the deliberations of our local cycling leaders, we have been receiving daily updates from other national cycling federations and sport governing bodies with changing policies on events, training and general socialising,” Peter Dunne, the BBA President in a released statement.

“None of these are saying “business as usual”. Our colleagues in the Caribbean have postponed their races, as has USA Cycling, and the UCI has paused all of their racing and training activities.

“The duration of these pauses vary from a few weeks to two months, but in reality no one knows when this global concern will abate sufficiently to allow events to return to normal.”

Title defence: Robin Horsfield successfully retained his BBA Mountain Bike Championship crown (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 21, 2020 at 12:04 am (Updated March 21, 2020 at 12:04 am)

Horsfield retains national crown

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