Vidal lifts Classic title
Adam Alexander won the Sprint Open battle at Tuesday’s Newsday Cycling Classic and Fun Run, but it was Euris Vidal of Dominican Republic who won the war of endurance to take the 30-lap main event around King George V Park in St Clair.
Riding for Team Foundation, Alexander sprinted home to beat Barbadian Jamol Eastmond of Team Heatwave, while Vidal, also riding in Foundation colours was third. Geron Williams was fourth.
But Vidal’s sprinting did not let him down in the longer event, as he held off Alexander’s brother Joshua to snatch gold. Team Beacon’s Joshua was second, and Williams made it onto the podium this time with his third place finish.
Dhalia Palmer, in Sonics colours, picked up the Senior Ladies title ahead of young talent Keiana Lester (Bike Smith), while Subway Slipstream’s Giselle Craigwell was third.
The Junior Ladies title went to Cheyenne Awai (Arima Wheelers), with Kollyn St George (Madonna Wheelers) and Seanelle Daly (Southampton) second and third respectively.
Urba Bourne (Southampton) was the top Junior boys rider, beating Akil Campbell (Sonics) and Jerron Loubon (Southampton) into second and third in that order, and Tyler Cole (Sonics) ruled the Tinymites, ahead of Jabari Whiteman (Southclaine; second) and Aaron Alleyne (Sonics; third).
The Veteran categories were won by Erwin Dursch (Bike Smith; 60+), Cyril Fook (Parkside; 50+) and Roger Smart (Madonna 40+).
The other category winners were Kirk Hearn (Slipstream; Category IV & V), D’Angelo Harris (Under-13 boys), Sylese Christian (Under-11 Girls), Alexia Wilson (Under-9 Girls), Jesse Hender (Under-9 boys) and Gabriel Fortune (Under-7 Boys).