‘Chicken legs’ Griffith cops Tampico 60 miles cycle race

first_imgCHRISTOPHER ‘Chicken Legs’ Griffith overpowered Jamal John to the finish line to capture the Guyana Beverage Company Tampico 60 miles cycle race yesterday.The riders pedalled off from in front of the company’s Berbice office at Palmyra, East Coast, Berbice, and proceeded to the No. 51 Police Station before returning to the starting line.Griffith registered a time of 2 hours 26 minutes 37 seconds, just ahead of Jamal John. Paul De Nobrega placed third, while Andrew Hicks came in fourth.The race, which attracted 52 starters, started off at a gruelling pace.Griffith, John, followed by De Nobrega and a skilful Hicks made their presence felt early on in the race then separated themselves from the bunch in the scorching heat.The top riders turned the heat on when they approached the turning point. Griffith signalled his intention to break away, as he took control of the race from No.46 Village. Jamal John maintained his composure as he was hot on the heels on Griffith in the closing stages of the race.The winners flank Managing Director of Guyana Beverage Company, Robert Selman.The cat-and-mouse game was evident as the two riders separated themselves from the others. It was a ding-down battle to the finish line as Griffith prevailed, edging Jamal John at the finish line.On hand at the presentation were the organiser and coach of the Flying Ace Cycle Club (FACC) Randolph Roberts, and the Managing Director of Guyana Beverage Company, Robert Selman, along with employees.Each senior rider received a case of Turbo energy drink compliments of the sponsor.The winners of each category all received cash incentives and a trophy.Results in the other categories are as follows:In the BMX category1st Munesh Bagwandin12-14 category1st David Hicks2nd Jonathan Ramsuchit3rd Sase Narine BhagwandinJuniors1st Zamal Khan2nd Ralph Seenarine3rd Kenwyn CollinsFemale category1st Sheneika Teixeira2nd Deyonce WelchVeterans1st Stephon Fernandes2nd Ian Jackson3rd Jaikaran SookhaoPrime PrizesJamal John (4)Christopher Griffith (3)Akeem Williams (1)Kewel Moses (1)Romello Crawford (1)last_img

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