Mounter shows up his elders
JUNIOR CYCLIST Javed Mounter again showed that he is not only capable of competing against the seniors but he can conquer them.
Mounter climaxed the Barbados Cycling Union’s National Track Championships in fine style on Sunday night with victory in the open 30-lap points race.
The Accessory Mist Online (AMOL) Services rider amassed 24 points to beat out senior match sprint champion Shane Weekes of A-class Battery Golden Wheelers (21 points). Newcomer Jeffrey Patrick of Velo Caribe was third with 19 points.
Mounter had earlier won the junior match sprint before joining Kevon Bishop and Adrian Sealy to give AMOL victory in the team sprint final in a time of 54.04 seconds.
The Golden Wheelers’ trio of Weekes, Rico Nurse and Chad Browne came second in 54.28 seconds, with G4S (56.04) and Fugen (1:01.91) third and fourth, respectively.
Weekes won the senior sprint from Dwayne Bellamy, while Kristin Vanderpool toppled Brandon Wilkie in the juvenile final, and Steve Marshall won his showdown with Gregory Catwell in the masters.
But Wilkie turned the tables on Vanderpool in the juveniles and tinymites scratch race.
Hakeem Perryman won the BMX scratch and under-8 handicap races, while Renata Broomes and Rashon Yorke triumphed in the under-10 and under-12 handicap races, respectively.
The cyclists will return to the road on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the first criterium in the Three Phase Road Series for Points on the Fontabelle circuit. (EZS)