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  • Briton John clinches ‘ounce of gold’

    first_img8th annual Kadir Mohammed Memorial Cycle Race…Story and Photos by Brandon CorletteIt was all Briton John in another episode of dominance yesterday, Sunday October 13, as he clinched the eighth annual Kadir Mohammed Memorial Cycle Race in three hours 18 minutes.Briton John finishing alone to clinch the ‘ounce of gold’ racePedalling off from Homestretch Avenue towards Dora on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, 38 starters traversed 75 miles in cool morning conditions and sharp sunshine.After Briton John had separated himself by a distance from the rest of the competition to clinch the ‘ounce of gold’ race, Michael Anthony and defending champion Jamual John fought for second position, with Anthony riding in second in the Open category while Team Coco’s Jamual John finished in third.Outstanding cyclists at the presentation ceremonyWalter Grant-Stewart finished in fourth, Jornel Yearwood in fifth, and Berbician Andrew Hicks in sixth. Team Evolution’s Christopher Griffith rode in seventh position, while Team Coco’s Marcus Keiler rode in eighth position.Deeraj Ghabarran, Balram Narine and Jamual John each had two sprint prizes, while Briton, Anthony, Stewart and Keiler each had one sprint prize in the exciting contest.Michael Anthony takes down Jamual John in the battle for second positionIn the Juveniles category, Flying Ace cyclist Mario Washington topped the charts, while David Hicks rode in second position. Steve Bhimsen (third) and Sherwin Sampson (fourth) were the other top wheelsmen.The Over-45 race was dominated by Ian Jackson, while Nigel London and Oliver Young rode in second and third respectively.Lear Nunes won the Under-45 race, clocking in at three hours 29 minutes, while Paul Choo-Wee-Nam (second), Kwamie Ridely (third) and Junior Niles (fourth) were the other top veterans.Taste of victory! Briton receiving awards from Kadir Mohamed family representative after his resounding winAjay Gopilall continued to conquer the junior category, clocking in at three hours 22 minutes, ahead of his fellow Berbicians Ralph Seenarine and Jason Sampson.In the mountain bike category, Ozia McCully rode in first position while Jamal Coppell and Jermain Jordan rode in second and third respectively.Numerous representatives of the Kadir Mohammed family graced the occasion with their presence at the presentation, where more than one million dollars in cash prizes were distributed to outstanding cyclists.After the race, Briton disclosed that he attacked the field around Craig on the East Bank; that was the moment he left the others in his wake.“I was doing 24 miles per hour and I was holding it. I saw one of the main cyclists was cramping, so I decided to attack, and it was only me”, Briton stated.Both Johns, who are not related, have been dominating the highways. Briton was happy to come out ahead of Jamual on this occasion. “He like my brother; he always watches over me. We share races together and we train together”, Briton said of his relationship with Jamual.last_img read more