An­thony romps to vic­tory in Hand-in-Hand fea­ture event

Stabroek News Sunday - - SPORT -

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)

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