Anthony romps to victory in Hand-in-Hand feature event
Michael Anthony continues to show sublime late season form.
One week after sprinting away with the Lezo Vacations Dash for Cash 30-lap event at the National Park, the wheelsman from Linden returned to the venue yesterday and took the spoils of the feature 35-lap event of the Hand in Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance 11-race programme.
Anthony stopped the clock in one hour and 19 minutes in a four up sprint.
He led breakaway mates, Rastaff O’Selmo and last year’s event winner, Geron Williams onto the podium. Alonzo Ambrose finished a close fourth while Junior Niles, who pocketed half of the eight sprint prizes placed fifth. Alex Mendes out sprinted the remnants of the 12-man peloton to round out the top six rewarding positions.
The top four was established in the 27th lap and the strong unit rode together until about 200m from the finish line. At this point, O’Selmo rose from his saddle and attacked. Anthony and the others changed gears to counter O’Selmo’s heroics, but only Anthony had enough left in the tank to surge ahead of the fellow Linden standout.
Other winners of the 14th edition of the event included: Jude Bentley (Under-50), Linden Blackman (O-50), Ozia McAulay (Mountain Bike), Adelie Hodge (Juveniles), Lennox Jackman (6-9 years), Shaquille Dow (BMX 9-12), Sherwin Sampson (12-14)
Anthony will be looking to continue his fine form next Sunday when the seventh annual Kadir Mohamed Memorial (Ounce of Gold) road race is scheduled to be staged. (Emmerson Campbell)
Michael Anthony led breakaway mates, Rastaff O’Selmo and last year’s even winner, Geron Williams onto the podium. Alonzo Ambrose finished a close fourth. (Orlando Charles photo)