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VI Cycling Federation Kicks Off Season With Prologue Individual Time Trial

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The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation kicked off its competitive season with the Season Prologue Individual Time Trial. The race committee was encouraged when it saw the nine Women, three Juniors, a handful of Masters and 15 other cyclists early on Sunday morning for the point-to-point race.

The fastest time on the books in Sunday’s race was posted by Elite rider Alex Betancourt. He finished the 9-mile time trial in 22:39. Just 5 sec. behind him was Stephen Swanton in second place, and David Morales was third overall in a time of 23:16.

Six racing categories were sent off from the starting line at 1-minute intervals, starting from the Divi Hotel and finishing at the entrance pillars to Ha’ Penny Beach on St Croix’s Southside Road. Norbert Prospere, representing Captain Morgan Rum/Diageo USVI, was the first-place finisher in the Expert category in a time of 24:25. Tom Scull was the winner in the Sport division; Chris Dorsey grabbed the gold in the Masters category; visitor Beth Goodell was the winner in the Women’s category, and

Xander Morales won the Juniors category.

The next Virgin Islands Cycling Federation race is scheduled for 7 a.m., Sunday, March 3. The Fresh Start Road Race will start at 7 a.m. on Rt. 624 near Sally’s Fancy.

For more information, call 643-5050.

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