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Andrews secures another Highway Challenge!

Orano Andrews and Sally Blackmore won the Men's and Women's divisions respectively in Sunday's BVICF Highway Challenge race. Photo: BVICF
Over 22 Riders started out on the Highway Challenge which took them all the way East before heading back all the way West along Tortola's coast road's. Photo: BVICF
Over 22 Riders started out on the Highway Challenge which took them all the way East before heading back all the way West along Tortola's coast road's. Photo: BVICF
 In the under17 junior divisions first place went to Justin Solomon in a time of 1.58.16 over a course of 36.4 miles course. Photo: BVICF
In the under17 junior divisions first place went to Justin Solomon in a time of 1.58.16 over a course of 36.4 miles course. Photo: BVICF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Twenty-two riders turned up early on Sunday June 24, 2012 for the BVI Cycling Federation Highway Challenge, but only one can win and that was Orano Andrews.

Just 2 miles into the race Andrews made a breakaway move from the pack and never looked back as he comfortable kept his lead to cross the line and cover the 51 plus mile course in 2:27.28.

Although the chasing pack had made several attempts to close the gap none was successful.

The first group consisted of Gareth Thomas, Phillipe Leroy and Darel Christopher Jr, and it was Christopher Junior who came the closest to Andrews as he took second place in 2:32.17, with Leroy third in 2:32.18.

In the master’s category, Henk Verger took first place in a time of 1.54.28 over a shorter distance of 36.4 miles course. Adrian Dale came in second and Gary Wilson took third.

In the Women’s division, Sally Blackmore took first place in a time of 1.58.50 over a distance of 36.4 miles course, followed by Kay Reddy in second place. In the under17 junior division, first place went to Justin Solomon in a time of 1.58.16 over a course of 36.4 miles course. Second place in that division went to Barney Knocholds in a time of 2.20.00. In the under 15 junior division first place went to Dominique Penn in a time of 50.23 over a distance of 15 miles. Second went to Shamoy Christopher in a time of 55.17 and third went to Rafael Pope in a time of 55.23.

According to the BVICF’s Colen Corea, “This was an excellent road bike race with lots of riders. There were a few flat tires and a small crash, without injuries. Overall the event was very well supported and had good participation from the riders”

3 Responses to “ Andrews secures another Highway Challenge!”

  • look and learn (27/06/2012, 14:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i enjoy just lookin at deed riders
  • ice cream (28/06/2012, 01:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos Orano Andrews.
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