Mayho and Mitchell claim top awards
Dominique Mayho and Nicole Mitchell defended their Male and Female Rider of the Year awards at the Bermuda Bicycle Association ceremony last weekend.
Mayho won the road race title and the mountain bike series last year. He also highlighted his potential at the gruelling Tour of the Battenkill in Cambridge, New York.
“Dominique's most impressive result of the year was his eighth place finish in the Tour of the Battenkill Category II race,” Peter Dunne, the BBA president, said.
“For those who have watched or competed in this event you will know just how hard it is to finish. Locally there is no one who the peloton looks to before or during a race with the same degree of expectation.
“He won the road race title and an impressive criterium championship.”
Mitchell won gold in the road race at the NatWest Island Games and also medalled in the time-trial and road race at the Caribbean Championships in Curacao.
She also won the Bermuda championship title in the time-trial.
“I met the goals I had set out to accomplish, namely medalling at the Island Games and qualifying for the CAC Games,” said Mitchell.
“I'm hoping to continue to build on this year with the Commonwealth Games.”
Justin Ferreira won the Most Improved Junior award for impressing in the Male A division. He finished fifth in Aruba at the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships in the 15 to 16 age group.
The Most Improved Rider award was won by Zoenique Williams, who claimed a silver medal in Curacao in the road race. Gabriella Arnold claimed the Junior Rider of the Year, having won the bronze medal in Aruba at the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championship.
The Club Person of the Year award was handed to Anton Gilbert.