Cycling Federation awaiting approval to host National Championship in May


The Guyana Cycling Federation is awaiting the necessary approval from the National COVID-19 Task Force for the hosting of its National Cycling Championship, set for May 22, 23 and 30.

While announcing the dates a few weeks back, the Federation had stated that hosting of the three-legged race was dependent on approval from the Task Force.

Racing Secretary Malcolm Sonaram said while the Federation has not received a response from the Task Force, they are optimistic of being granted approval.

The Federation has received permission in the past to host events, and those races have been held in strict conformity with the existing COVID-19 regulations.

This year’s National Championship will take the format of Time Trial, Senior Road Race and Junior/Female/Veteran Road Race.

Date: May 22, 2021

Race: Time Trials (All categories)

Course: Linden/Soesdyke Highway

Distance: 10 miles

Description: Just after the first toll station, the race will start on the left hand side facing north and proceed to the junction for the finish

Race Time: 07:30h

Date: May 23, 2021

Race: Senior Road Race

Course: Georgetown to Linden/Soesdyke Highway to Georgetown

Distance: 100 miles

Description: The race will start at Banks DIH Main Office (Rotunda) proceed to the Linden/Soesdyke Highway (50 miles up) and return to Banks DIH Main Office for the finish

Race Time: 07:30h

Date: May 30, 2021

Race: Junior/Female/Veteran Road Race

Course: Mahaica Loop

Distance: To Be Determined (Will be confirmed and announced soon)

Description: The race will start at KK Gas Station proceed west to Unity Junction and turn east along the Mahaica Old Road. Riders will then exit by the Mahaica Bridge and turn west to proceed along the Mahaica New Road to KK Gas Station to complete one lap. This race will be in the form of a criterium and the various categories will have different laps to complete accordingly.

Race Time: 07:30h

The Guyana Cycling Federation said registration for each event will close 30 minutes before the start time and late entrants will not be permitted to race.

All rules will be enforced especially gear restrictions for Juniors, the Federation added.

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