Andre Simon wins National Individual Time Trial

National time trial champion Andre Simon (courtesy ABCF)

Defending Champion, Andre Simon captured the Cool and Smooth National Individual Time Trial yesterday organised by the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF).

Racing in the Elite Class, Simon clocked 43 minutes and 47 seconds in the two-lap race which started from the Police Recreation Grounds, through Freeman’s Village and ended back at the PRG.

Simon, riding for Team Teminix, missed the national record by 1 second.

His archrival, Marvin Spencer finished second in a time of 44 minutes and 53 seconds. Tesheed Gordon rounded off the top three with a time of 47 minutes and 4 seconds.

In the one-lap event for the females, National and Female Champion Tamiko Butler, returning from injury, raced away from her nearest rival, to capture the Elite Female class in a time of 25 minutes and 19 seconds. Kevinia Francis settled for second place in a time of 28 minutes and 57 seconds. Lindsay Duffy (29’ 20”) finished third.

Both Simon and Butler received championship trophies and valuable UCI points for their wins, which go towards overall international ranking.

Competing in the Masters, one and three-quarter laps division, Garfield Henry copped the top prize with a speedy 43 minutes and 27 seconds with Sean Weathered (45’ 11”) finishing second and Mervyn Gore (45’ 15’) in third position.

Read more in today’s Daily Observer.