Cyclists in action during the 50th Independence National Road Cycling Championships in Grand Bahama despite the inclement weather. Tribune Freeport Reporter
AFTER two days of inclement weather, Felix Neely Jr was crowned the national male cycling champion at the 50th Independence National Road Cycling Championships in Grand Bahama.
Kevin Daley won in the Elite Male category, taking first place in the time trials on Friday, and in the 80.6-mile road race on Saturday.
Smobia Moreau won the national female champion title. She took first place in the time trials in 1hr 06.19 in the Elite Female category.
The time trials got underway after 3pm on Friday at the Grand Bahama Highway, with some 23 cyclists from Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama and New Providence.
Neely, who competed in the under-23, finished in first with a time of 54.02, and second in the 44.6-mile road race. He also placed second overall in the Elite category.The 80.6-mile race was competitive as elite male cyclists battled in a sprint to the finish line.Daley was able to push through, despite some cramp challenges.“Coming into it was tough because on Friday I was cramping,” he said. “But these guys were playing around, and they gave me enough time to recover so at the end I could do the damage.”Patrick Paul settled for third place in the Elite Men’s category. “It was a hard race, said Paul. Coming to the end it was a sprint finish, unfortunately, I did not have the legs to win, but I came third.”Paul said […]