Beacon Café’s ‘Paceline’ race confirmed as cycling season-opener
Held in collaboration with the Kaieteur Attack Racing Cycle Club, Beacon Café’s ‘Paceline’ Race will become an annual feature on the calendar of the Guyana Cycling Federation as the flagship season-opening race.
The top performers of Sunday’s race, held on the inner circuit of the National Park, were rewarded on Tuesday at the café’s Carmichael and Quamina Street location in the city.
Managing Director, Ramdeo Kumar said the entity will continue to extend its support to sport and has ventured outside of the usual realms of Table Tennis, Cricket and Football to support cycling.
Kumar views sport as an essential facet of a healthy society.
On Sunday, Briton John sped to a time of one hour, nine minutes, and 24 seconds to shatter the 35-lap circuit record, one day after placing second to Jamual John in the Alanzo Greaves Classic.
The United We Stand standout was part of the initial break to set the initial pace of the race at the front of the 29-man peloton.
Jamual John, who dominated the field a day earlier, had to settle for second as he and Robin Persaud started the sprint in the bunch and was inches away from placing second, but Jamual pipped him on the line in a close photo finish to relegate him to third.
Alex Mendes, Marlon Williams and junior rider, Aaron Newton completed the top six rewarding positions.
Persaud (Vets U-50), Newton (Junior), Christian Dudley (Juvenile), Talim Shaw (Vets O-50) and Tandecia Noel (Female) emerged as winners of their respective categories during the multi-race fixture.