Exciting young cyclist Briton John dominated the opening race of the 2023 cycling season to claim first blood of the new year at the inner circuit of the National Park on Saturday morning.
Deemed an unofficial race (not sanctioned by the Guyana Cycling Federation) and organized among the cyclists and former cyclists of the fraternity, rain put a damper on attendance and saw only 9 cyclists at the starting line.
However the weather did not put a damper on competitive spirits as first Jamual John led the pack only for Briton to attack and break away from his counterparts as he established a lengthy lead that he would maintain for the remainder of the race.
The real competition was mid pack as youngster Alexander Leung showed incredible stamina and determination to keep pace with the much more experienced Jamual John among others.
The latter would finish second overall while Leung finished third, Aaron Newton fourth, Alexis Mendez fifth and Marlon Williams sixth.
Leung claimed first place in the Junior category with Aaron Newton second and Jerone Ghanie third respectively.
Ghanie claimed top honours in the Juvenile category with Christian Dudley coming in second.
Of the five Primes (Sprint Prizes) on offer, Jamual John took one while the other four were claimed by Briton.