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The annual Independence 3-stage cycling meet promises to be another scorcher this year – 15th May 2013

shot0004The annual Independence 3-stage cycling meet promises to be another scorcher this year with some of the competitors already talking up their chances. At least five females are expected to face the starter and Capitol News caught up with some of them.

Robin Persaud, Renzo Matthews and Alonzo Greaves, who represents the Roraima Bikers Club will be lining up again this year and they said they were hoping for a good race this time around.

Captain of Team COCO Junior Niles said he expects that with the return of his teammates from Colombia, where they have been training, he expects a good showing from the team.

The race gets going at 7:30 on Saturday morning on the Corentyne for the first stage over 75 kilometres ending in New Amsterdam.Then on Saturday afternoon, stage two begins from Rosignol West Berbice at 2, ending at Carifesta Avenue for that 97 kilometre stage. The third and  final stage starts from Kara Kara in the mining town of Linden where the pedal pushers will complete 103 kilometres, ending at Homestretch Avenue. All cyclists are required to register with their respective Clubs or Team Managers and those registrations should have been  submitted to the NSC no later than Wednesday, May 15 by 4:30 p.m. Demerara Distillers Limited will supply the riders with Diamond Mineral Water right through the race. Cyclists and officials will leave for Springlands, Berbice on Friday May 17 at noon, from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport on Main Street.

In Football, the Georgetown Football Association kicks off its 2013 season this Sunday at the GFC ground Bourda, with the start of the Players Cup. 16 Georgetown teams will battle for over 2 million dollars in cash and other prizes. The tournament will continue on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

In horse racing this Sunday the Kennards Memorial Turf club at Bush Lot on the Corentyne will be entertaining its turfites with its Independence Race meeting. 7 races are carded for the day and the feature event is expected to be the Carib Beer sponsored D 1 class and lower over 7 furlongs. The G3 and lower class also over 7 furlongs is sponsored by DDL . Mohamed’s enterprise and Pomeroon Oil Mills will take care of the 3-year West Indies bred class and Digicel and the Berbice Bridge Corporation round off the other major sponsors. The entries have closed since Sundsay lasr and according to the organizers turfites are in for a grand day at Bush Lot.

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