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Darel Christopher Jr is Velodrome’s 2018 sprint king

Virgin Islander Darel Christopher Jr, was crowned the Velodrome 2018 sprint champion. He also shared first place accolades with Frank Travieso, of Cuba, taking the 2018 Madison title. Photo: Team of Reporters
GEORGIA, USA - Virgin Islander Darel Christopher Jr, continues on his winning streak representing Territory on the international racing circuit, yesterday June 16, 2018, placing first in the 2018 ‘Velodrome (Georgia State) Championships’ which began the previous day, Friday June 15, 2018.

Christopher l Jr was crowned the Velodrome 2018 sprint champion. He also shared first place accolades with Frank Travieso, of Cuba, taking the 2018 Madison Championship—another of the cycling disciples held at the Georgia State Championships this year.

Tour of Americas

The Virgin Islander’s victories at the weekend, comes on the heels of a second place finish in the Oklahoma City (OKC) Pro-Am Classic days earlier.

Christopher Jr’s victories serve to build his confidence on his way to representing the Territory—at the Tour of America's Dairy Land competition, in Wisconsin, United States, from June 21, 2018, to July 1, 2018.

The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic was raced recently over three days through the streets of OKC and saw the Virgin Islander—Christopher Jr—taking to the winner’s dais, with Logan Grace and Hugh Gill.

11 Days of Cycling

Christpher Jr will now head to the US for the grueling, 11-day cycling Tour of Americas Dairy Land, where he will compete against the likes of elite pro cyclists, Dan Holloway, a current member of the US Olympic track team and Brent Emery, a former US Olympian.

Christopher Jr, has in his career, in addition to scoring numerous victories at the VI National Championships and Season Openers, has also defended the Territory successfully in Antigua and Barbuda and Great Britain, among other countries.

The 27 year-old Virgin Islander has also competed in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico and has trained in international circuits, including in the US and Europe.

6 Responses to “Darel Christopher Jr is Velodrome’s 2018 sprint king ”

  • ccc (18/06/2018, 10:21) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank you vino at least the other athletes are getting some attention
  • guy hill (18/06/2018, 10:33) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best D.
  • the rock (18/06/2018, 11:26) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Darrel you chose a sport that's not popular at home so you would not get the praises you should, but we are proud of your accomplishments so far, keep strong champ!
  • Awesome!!! (18/06/2018, 12:09) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats!!!! Please don’t forget athletes in other sporting events doing awesome things BVI!!!
  • Sam (18/06/2018, 16:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats on all your achievements Darel, keep on doing what you are doing.
  • Curiosity kills the Cat (19/06/2018, 21:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I knew sumpn was wrong with the photo in the other article and although I made a positive comment I got 14 dislikes. Now this is the young man I know in the 1st place. Maybe it was my question that made people feel I was being negative. If so sorry for the miscommunication but now I can see him live and in living color (No pun intended). Keep up the hrd work. Your country is proud of you.

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