ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua & Barbuda’s top cyclist, Jyme Bridges Jr, was beaten by a visiting rider from Guyana when they competed in the Billy’s Food Mart Friars Hill Challenge held on Sunday.
Bridges had to settle for second place in A Class of the event after clocking 2:08.25.301 to finish more than a second behind Guyana’s Raynauth Jeffery who was delayed in Antigua on his way home following his participation in the John T Memorial Race held in Anguilla two weekends ago.
Jeffery furnished a time of 2:07.08 to capture the event and pedal away with the title.
Bridges found himself sandwiched between two of Guyana’s top riders as Godfrey Pollydore, who is no stranger to the roadways here, finished third in 2:08.25.319.
Robert Marsh (1:22.716) finished fourth, while Paul De Nobrega and Walter Grant-Stuart, both of Guyana, were fourth and fifth, respectively.
The B Class was dominated by Walton Francis who posted 1:51.16 to finish ahead of Tesheed Gordon (1:51.28) in position number two.
Ashley Rhodes (2:00.50) grabbed the third and final podium spot.
In the winners’ circle as well was Lindsay Duffy who sped away with the Female Division after clocking 53:59. Duffy outclassed Kevinia Francis and Wendy Tittle who finished second and third, respectively. Francis clocked 56:15, while Tittle finished in 1:01.18.
Guyana’s De Nobrega and Jeffery dominated the Juniors category with times of 1:25:55.007 and 1:25:55.339, respectively, while Tristan Matthew was third in 1:32:24.
Conroy Thomas dominated his lone competitor Dexter Simmons in the Beginners’ as they finished first and second, respectively while Joel Phillip defeated Nigel Fabian in the Cadets category.