Cyclists participating in Pan American Cycling Championship Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

The Cycling Federation of Belize informs the Belizean populace that a contingent of six male cyclists left the country on Tuesday May 6, 2014 enroute to Puebla, Mexico, where it will participate in the Pan American Cycling Road Championship that is scheduled for May 6th -11th, 2014. A total of 22 countries will be participating in this event, from which a total of 18 spots (13 for Road Race and 5 for Time Trial) will be distributed for the Pan American Games scheduled for Toronto, Canada in 2015.

The Belize Team is made up of Joel Borland (u-23), Marlon Castillo (Elite), Gregory Lovell (Elite), Giovanni Lovell (u-23), Byron Pope (Elite) and Ron Vasquez (Elite), Perry Gibson (Head Coach) and Orson Butler who is the Central Region President. All six cyclists will be participating in the Road Race, while Marlon Castillo, Byron Pope, Joel Borland and Giovanni Lovell will be participating in the Individual Time Trial.

The Time Trial event will be in Atlixco on a 9.9 km circuit, while the Road Race will be on the peripheral of Puebla on a 14.8 km circuit.

Later this week, the President of the federation, Dion Leslie, will be joining the Belizean team, as he will be participating in the regional COPACI congress, scheduled for Friday May 8th; and representing Belize in the UCI sharing platform, which is being hosted by UCI and President Brian Cookson.