Top Three Elite Finishers (L to R) Joey Swanson, Stephen Swanton and Alex Betancourt (Submitted photo) The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation (VICF) ended its competitive season with a weekend of races. The VICF Championship Time Trial took place on Saturday morning on the “airport loop,” which started and finished in front of the Doc James Raceway on Airport Road. The Elite cyclists completed 4 laps of the 6-mile course, while all others completed 2 laps of the same course (12 miles) The overall Elite winner, Stephen Swanton, proved to be the fittest and crushed his time from 2021 by over 5 minutes. His time for the 24-mile race was 1:04:47. Alex Betancourt hit pretty consistent lap times and finished second in 1:05:11. Joey Swanson was third in a time of 1:14:24.
Expert rider, Norbert “Ghost” Prospere, nailed the fastest time of this distance in a time of 32:51. Jerry Remie was the second Expert finisher (and third overall) in a time of 34:07. Ted Prosper was third in 40:42.
Clive Parris dominated the Sport category in a time of 37:37. Mario Butcher earned second place in 39:21. Justin Johnson was third in 41:49.
Chris Dorsey was the fourth fastest overall and the top Masters finisher. His time was 36:59. Brian Otis dropped back a bit on lap 2, but he still rode a time fast enough for second place. (41:19); Yves Abraham was third in 42:50.
Robin Seila laid out the most consistent splits of the race and earned the gold in the […]