Drea wins in Southside
Brian Drea conquered the field to win the Adult ‘A’ Division during Sunday’s Team Madison Road Race that started and concluded at Southside in St. David’s.
The uphill specialists covered the racecourse in one hour, 43 minutes and 48.9 seconds to claim top honours.
He was closely shadowed by Team Madison team-mates Dominique Mayho (one hour, 43 minutes and 49 seconds) and Adam Harbutt (one hour, 44 minutes and 29 seconds) in second and third respectively.
Karen Bordage (one hour, 50 minutes and 29 seconds), who finished 18th overall, was the sole female cyclists in the ‘A’ Division field.
Anthony Bartley won the Adult ‘B’ Division after holding off nearest rivals Kevin Tucker and Justin Ferreira in a close finish. The Team Crime Stoppers cyclists covered the racecourse in a time of one hour, 23 minutes and 45 seconds to pip Tucker (one hour, 23 minutes and 46.4 seconds) by 1.1 seconds.
Ferreia crossed the line 1.2 seconds behind Tucker in a time of one hour, 23 minutes and 46.5 seconds to round off the podium finishers.
Micheal Thomas (one hour and seven seconds) and Wenda Roberts (one hour and 51 seconds) were the top male and female finishers in the Adult ‘C’ Division.
Rico Smith (59 minutes and 54 seconds) and Gabriella Arnold (one hour, one minute and 42 seconds) were the top male and female in the Junior ‘A’ Division.
Victoria Davis (34 minutes and 49 seconds) was first overall in the Junior ‘B’ Division while Christian Oatley (34 minutes and 56 seconds) was the top male finisher. Malik Joell (ten minutes and 57 seconds) and Julianne Oatley (14 minutes and 34 seconds) were the top male and female finishers in the Junior ‘C’ Division.
Sunday’s road race saw Adult ‘A’ riders compete on a 40-mile racecourse, Adult ‘B’ riders on a 30-mile racecourse while the remaining categories completed various laps ranging from one to as many as six around Southside.
Teenaged cyclists Mayho, who won a gold medal at this year’s Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships, departs for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man today with team mate Treshun Correia and Bermuda Bicycle Association president Peter Dunne.