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Friday, 25 October 2013 00:00

Byron Pope qualified to attend the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games The Belize Cycling Association represented Belize at the XIII Caribbean Cycling championships held in Curacao over the weekend of October 19-20, 2013. During the Caribbean Championship, eight slots were available and Belize in the person of Byron Pope qualified in the 8th and final spot for the Central American and Caribbean Games scheduled for Vera Cruz, Mexico, in November of 20 14.

In the Elite Males Road Race, some 85 riders participated in the 7.200 Km or 18 laps. At the end of 3:13:25.934, it was Frederic Theobald of Guadeloupe who was the first rider to cross the finish line. The second rider to cross the finish line some 46.666 seconds later was Emile Abraham of Trinidad and Tobago and he was followed by Efren A Ortega Rivera of Puerto Rico, Marloe Rodman from Jamaica, and Jean Marie Poyo of French St. Martin to round off the top five finishers.

The other top finishers in the Road Race included William De Jesus Guzman of the Dominican Republic, followed by Quienten Winkel of Curacao, Vincent Eric of French Guyana, Hillard Cijinte of Curacao, and Byron Pope of Belize. With Pope’s 10th place finished, he has now qualified to attend the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games scheduled for Vera Cruz, Mexico in 2014.

The other Belizean riders Edgar Nissan Arana finished 30th, Robert Liam Stuart finished 39th, while David Henderson did not finished the course.

Meanwhile, in the female road race, Shalini Zabaneh finished 10th out of 16 riders with Kerah Eiley placing 12 in the event. The event was won by Tamiko Butler of Antigua in a time of 1:48;48.867, and she was followed by Zoenique Williams of Bermuda,  Nicole Mitchell of Bermuda, Juana Isidra Fernandez of the Dominican Republic and she was followed by Solymar Theophile of Guadeloupe.