August 22, 2017 8:45 pm Last modified: 8:25 pm

VI Cycling Federation Releases Results of Ride to the Rings Time Trial

Stephen Swanton riding in the Elite category

As part of a tribute to Olympic Month, the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation (VICF) held a 20K time trial event on St. Croix’s South Shore Road.  The weather was nearly perfect on the out-and-back course for the Ride to the Rings Time Trial.  The race organizers feel that the symbol of the Olympic rings brings together cyclists of all abilities and experience levels in one event.  In the spirit of the Olympic Movement, the VICF encourages a high level of support, fair play and friendship among its members.

The course started at the Cool Out Bar, turned around at Union/Mt. Washington and finished at the entrance to Ha’ penny Beach. All three racing categories covered the same distance, nearly 20K.  The race served as a good measure of fitness for those who are training with the intentions to represent the Virgin Islands in the Elite and Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships, which will be held in October and November, respectively.

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Stephen Swanton knocked out the 12.2 miles (the actual distance) in 30:57 (30 min., 57 sec.) in the Elite category.  Glenn Massiah was second in 32:01 and Sue Brown was third in 33:27.

First Place Finishers: James Meyers (Sport), Stephen Swanton (Expert), Dominic Pugliese (Expert)

Dominic Pugliese, who is officially on summer vacation from Good Hope Country Day School (CHCDS), dominated the Expert field in 30:56.  Mario Peters crossed the line with Pugliese but started in a position 2 minutes ahead of him, leaving Peters in second place in 32:56.  Norbert Prospere was third.

James Meyers reined over the Sport category with a 36:00 finish; Hubert Abraham was second and Yves Abraham was third.

VICF will continue its tribute to Olympic Month with the Ride to The Rings Road Race.  The Elite race will begin at 6:30 a.m. at Kaleidoscope; all other categories will begin at 7 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Virgin Islands Cycling Federation Results of the Ride to the Rings Time Trial (held on Saturday, June 10. Distance: 20K)

Elite

  1. Stephen Swanton 30:57
  2. Glenn Massiah 32:01
  3. Sue Brown 33:27
  4. David Morales 34:06
  5. Mark Defour 34:16
  6. Joey Swanson 35:22
  7. Robin Seila 35:31

Expert

  1. Dominic Pugliese 30:56
  2. Mario Peters 32:56
  3. Norbert Prospere 33:30
  4. Jerry Remie 34:35
  5. Ian Collins 35:00
  6. Alvin Thomas 35:58
  7. Jay Gleason 37:54
  8. Laverne Fredericksen 39:23

Sport

  1. James Meyers 36:00
  2. Hubert Abraham 37:10
  3. Yves Abraham 39:54
  4. Angela Cherkis 49:59
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