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Marlon Castillo is the Smart Belmopan Cycling Champion Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

The Belize Cycling Association with sponsorship from Smart Telephone Company held its 32nd Annual Smart Belmopan Cycling Classic on Sunday March 10th, 2013. The race which started from in front of Smart Headquarters on the Philip Goldson Highway travelled to the City of Belmopan around the Ring Road and then back to the Smart Headquarters for the finish in the Elite/Open category.

The 100+ miles event commenced at 8:00 am and after 4:29:08 it was Marlon Castillo of Team Santino’s to cross the finish line to capture the 2nd major event in cycling after the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic. The second cyclist to cross the finish line was Ron Vasquez of Belikin Western Spirit. The third cyclist to cross the finish line was Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray Cycling.

In the Master’s category, first place went to Quinton Hamilton of Team SMART, second place went to Scottie Weisse of Veloshine and third place went to Ernest Meighan of Team Santino’s.

The female, junior and youth categories all started at the Smart Headquarters and travelled  the George Price Highway to La  Democracia and then back to the Smart Headquarters on the Philip Goldson Highway for the finish.

In the female category, Marinette Flowers who is unattached completed the journey in a time of 3:23:01. The second cyclist to cross the finish line was Kerah Eiley of BELCOL while the third cyclist to finish was Gina Lovell of Telemedia Cycling.

In the junior category, Oscar Quiroz of Xibalabn was the first cyclist the cross the finish line in a time of 2:44:32. Quiroz was then followed by Delawn Abraham of BECOL Uprising Team and Zahir Figueroa of BECOL Uprising Team in the order.

In the youth category, first place went to Devin Azueta who is unattached while Michael Grajalez was the second cyclist to cross the finish line.