The T&T National Road Championships are underway, with last weekend’s events, the Individual Time Trial and the Road Race, challenging the Youth and the Masters.
This coming weekend, the cyclists will again square off for the final event, the Criterium. This is a chance for those who wished they could have done a bit better, to shine brighter.
Our Hummingbirds participated in the Masters events, with some choosing to save themselves for the challenging road race by not participating in the gut-wrenching, energy-draining time trial.
In the Saturday Time Trial, Peter Hernandez snatched the National Jersey by winning the Masters 60+ with an average speed of 36.30 kph, ahead of Mark Antonio, a new arrival to the 60+, and Robert Farrell, an ex T&T national cyclist. In the Masters 40+ Marlon Joseph was second to a strong Raphael Figuera. In the 70+, Joey Nunes was second to Pat Nelson.
The Road Race passed through Siparia, the hometown of many Hummingbirds. While the boys did not stand on the top podium they put in strong performances. Wayne Samuel was third in the Masters 50+, behind Rodney Woods and Ancil Roberts. In the Masters 60+, Peter Hernandez was fourth behind Cyril Fook , Mark Antonio and Robert Farrell. In the Master’s 70+, Joey Nunes was again second to Pat Nelson.
Congrats to all of our cyclists and best wishes for the last remaining event, the Criterium.