Criterium Awards Cermony
Joey’s Finish at the Road Race
Road Race Awards Cermony
On Sunday, we arrived at the Brian Lara stadium to be greeted by a beautiful, sunny morning. It was nice to have dry roads for racing on this challenging road race course. We were a little late rolling off the line as the officials notified all that they were waiting on the police motorcycle support.
The course was quite a test for those vying to wear the National Champions jerseys. The four identifiable major climbs were long and the road was broken in a couple places and was falling away in other areas.
In the Masters 70+ Joey Nunes was second. He was just nudged out of top spot in the final sprint.
In the Masters 65 – 69 Peter Hernandez had an off day and was not able to complete the Nationals Champions sweep. Peter Alkins was third in a bunch sprint to the finish line.
Other Hummingbirds who competed today were Dominic Guevara (Elite), Sheldon Ramjit (Elite), Wayne Samuel (Masters 55 – 59) and Martin Wharwood (Masters 55 – 59)
The club had a strong overall showing for the Championships, capturing 12 medals – 4 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze.
Congratulations to all our cyclists for putting their bikes on the line, representing the purple and gold.
Our sincere thanks to all of our supporters and feeders! The feeders were vital in wetting the cyclists to cool them, as temperatures soared into the mid 30’s!by hummingbirdscc
Hummingbirds continue their impressive performance at the Time Trial!
Saturday morning was rainy. The officials waited for the rain to clear before starting the time trial. We were I hour behind schedule, but at least the road was drying out.
The Oropouche course was a great venue. The road surface was smooth and the terrain was undulating. The start was helped by a tailwind, but the way back was more challenging with a headwind and grades that became more noticeable.
In the Masters 70+ Joey Nunes bested his class powering to a first place finish.
In the Masters 65 – 69 Peter Hernandez continued to dominate his class with a first place finish. Peter Alkins was fourth.
In the Masters 60 – 64 Kelvin Caesar was third.
In the Masters 55 – 59 Martin Wharwood managed a fourth place, after taking a wrong turn.
In the Masters 45 – 49 Karamcharand Boodram continued to show well with a third place finish.
In the Elite, Dominic Guevara was sixth. No easy stuff. A full hour of time trialling!
On to the Road Race on Sunday morning, but first go home and clean the bikes and the kits.
For a full list of the results, see the link below.
The Hummingbirds had a good start at the Criterium in a rain delayed night race.
We arrived at the course in San Fernando to pouring rain. Racing in the rain at night on a course with two hairpin turns … hmmm.
We were fortunate though that the rain stopped and soon many parts of the course were drying. There were a number of puddles on the corners, but these would pose little risk.
Because of the delay, caused primarily by rain and traffic problems on the Solomon Hochoy Highway, many of the races were shortened.
In the Masters 70+ Joey Nunes continued his winning ways, breezing to a first place finish.
In the Masters 65 – 69 Peter Hernandez proved to strong for the field in a solo finish. Peter Alkins had a sprint finish to get third.
In the Masters 60 – 64 Kelvin Caesar was a conincing third.
In the Masters 55 – 59 Martin Wharwood was a close second in a keenly contested group sprint.
In the Masters 45 – 49 Karamcharand Boodram was second.
A big shout to all of our supporters who were on the sidelines providing loud vocal encouragement. Best supporters ever!
Well done Hummingbirds!
We look forward to the Time Trial on Saturday morning.
Full results of the races are below.
The boys got together for a team ride along the Point (Fortin) Block on Sunday July 31st. Apart from being a team ride it was also part of our preparation for the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago National Road Race Championships.
We started out on dry roadway but as we headed south from Siparia we started to run into wet roads and soon enough we were riding through segments of road with inches of water on them. Oh to be a pro cyclst so you could have someone clean and service your bike after a long ride.
Close to the end of the ride Wayne flatted and that brought a flock of cyclists to offer advice, take the opportunity to relax in the shade and just ‘old talk’.
Best wishes to all Hummingbirds for this week’s Championships!