November 2013 Sports Highlight: Cycling

On Friday 15th November 2013 a team of cyclist left the island to compete in the OECS Championships, held in St Lucia on Sunday, 17th November 2013.  The team consisted of Sherwin (Shortman) Osborne, Benjamin (Donga) Phillip and Justin (Crazy Legs) Hodge.  Accompanying the team were Officials Sharon Richardson and Sylvester Parris.

The competing islands were  Anguilla, Antigua, Grenada, St Vincent & the Grenadines and St Lucia.

The 90km race started on Sunday at 8.30am, with a total of 30 cyclists competing.  It was 2 hours and 21 minutes before the first competitor crossed the finish line.

Finishing first and winning the gold medal was Andre Simon of (Antigua & Barbuda), Kurt Maraj of (St Lucia) came in second and won the silver medal, and the bronze medal went to Justin (Crazy Legs) Hodge of (Anguilla), who finished in third place.

Well done Andre Simon of (Antigua & Barbuda), and Kurt Maraj of (St Lucia)!  Congratulations to Justin for gaining a medal, and well done to the rest of Team Anguilla for their support!

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, to be held from the 23 July to 3 August 2014, is just around the corner, and the cycling team know they will have to be in tip top condition to  compete at this level.  They know that they will have to push themselves to the point of exhaustion to keep up with the pace of the riders participating in the 2014 Glasgow Games.

The ACGA wishes them the best of luck in their preparation for the Games.