Bermuda's team for the Mountain Biking events at the 2013 NatWest Island Games has been selected by the Bermuda Bicycle Association. Team members Phil Trussell, Brian Steinhoff, Che'quan Richardson, Deshi Smith and Mark Hatherley were unveiled.
Bringing together strong technical ability, high fitness and youthful enthusiasm, the team will be competing in two races during the Games, with a shorter technical course in a criterium and then a longer cross country event to be held at Ferry Reach Park.
Included in the team is 17 year-old Deshi Smith who won the Junior National MTB Championship Title and Che'quan Richardson who earned the National Champion title as the first Bermudian in the Adult Championship race. Smith is a student at Bermuda Institute and Richardson studies at Bermuda College. Hatherley, known mainly for his exploits in road racing, has earned the MTB National Title several times in prior years and will bring his commitment to a high level of fitness and race focus to the group. Trussell, originally from Isle of Man is an experienced MTB racer and is familiar with some of the competitors from his home country who will be traveling to Bermuda this July. Steinhoff has recently returned to the local racing scene and is known for his technical abilities, a skill he is hoping to help develop further in his younger teammates.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
BBA Harrington Sound Road Race
The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s Harrington Sound Road Race saw Dominique Mayho riding for Madison win the Adult A Class clocking a time of 42:34.3, Johan Vivier from Tokio finished second with a time of 42:38.4 and Shannon Lawrence finished third clocking 42:38.6.
Daren Dowling riding for Crime Stoppers won the Adult B Class clocking a time of 30:54.6, with Luis Martins riding for Fast Forward Bicycle Works finished second clocking 30:54.7 and Jason Piney from Tokio finished third with a time of 30:59.8.
The Women’s Division was won by Karen Smith riding for Winners Edge with a time of 17:34.9, Karen Bordage finished second clocking 17:36.3 and Madison rider April Galda-Joyce finished third with a time of 17:43.8.
Zion Dowling riding for Crime Stoppers won the Junior A Division race clocking 1:00:08.310, Matthew Oliviera from Winners Edge finished second clocking 1:00:08.958 and RaJul Matthie-Shakir from Crime Stoppers finished third with a time of 1:00:27.020.
The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s final race before the Sinclair Packwood Memorial race which is the Team Tokio Road Race is set for Sunday May 19th with the start/finish located at the Harrington Hundreds Grocery Store on South Shore Road, Smiths.
The Junior B/C race will proceed as an out-and-back loop to the Mid-Ocean club entrance remaining on South Shore Road. Turn at the green cone and return to the start/finish. Junior B will turn just before the start/finish and complete a second out-and-back lap.
Meanwhile the Adults/Junior A race will proceed east to Paynter’s Road, turn left and continue towards Harrington Sound Road, turn left and proceed west to Flatts Village. At Flatts, turn left on Middle Road, proceed up Flatts hill and bear left at Verdmont Road. At St. Mark’s Road, turn left. At South Shore Road, turn left and return to the start/finish.
The first to cross the timing mat on the top of St. Mark’s Road on lap 2 for each adult category and junior A will take the King of the Hill (KOH) honors.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Harrington Sound Time Trial Round Up
The Bermuda Bicycle Association held their Harrington Sound Time Trial that saw the Adult riders cover 15 Miles and the Juniors covered 7.5 Miles.
Winners Edge rider Daren Glasford won the Male Open race after covering the 15 Miles in a time of 35:52.155, his teammate Mark Hatherly finished second in a time of 36:19.414, Richard O'Connell finished third in a time of 36:30.938. Youngster Justin Ferreira set a new 15 - 16 Age Group Record with an astonishing time of 36:49 and giving him the fourth fastest time of the day.
Winners Edge rider Nicole Mitchell recorded the 10th fastest time of 38:26.615, while Heather Roque was the second female finisher riding for Winners Edge, she clocked a time of 42.42.605 finishing 27th overall and Zonique Williams finished 28th overall and was the third female finisher with a time of 42.55.323.
Junior Male 11-12 Crime Stoppers rider Nahje Smith covered the 7.5 Miles fastest with a time of 23:45.206, Winners Edge rider Christian Roque finished 2nd with a time of 26:51.109 and Crime Stoppers rider Nahje Brockington finished third with a time of 27:22.544.
Digicel Bermuda today announces its partnership and sponsorship agreement with Team Madison Digicel for the 2013/14 cycling season, which officially got underway March 31st 2013.
In August 2012, Digicel sponsored Madison team member and the season’s top cyclist, Dominique Mayho, enabling the then eighteen year old Bermudian to travel to France for two months and train with professionals in the sport. Since attaining his personal sponsorship with Digicel, Dominique has continued to progress and remains an extraordinary cyclist and example for his peers. In addition to the local race programme, which has already seen Dominique prevail thus far, Dominique has a busy racing schedule lined up outside of Bermuda for this season.
“Digicel Bermuda strongly believes in developing sport on island especially in areas where young Bermudians are provided the opportunity to display and advance their skills,” states Wayne Caines CEO of Digicel Bermuda. “We are pleased to extend our support to Team Madison Digicel which seeks to embrace local talent while broadening diversity in the sport of cycling in Bermuda.”
Team Madison’s founder, Phil Trussell, said, “This is excellent news for the team and will enable us to continue to develop and attract new young Bermudian talent into the sport. I would like to thank Digicel for their support and I’m sure both parties will strive to bring continued success for Team Madison Digicel well into the future.”
Team Madison Digicel is looking forward to an exciting racing season and is scheduled to host time trials on May 12th in Harrington Sound, and road race on July 7th and a Criterium race on September 22nd at Southside.