USA Cycling has named the Fall 2019 Class of Academic All-Stars and for the second year in a row Kaden Hopkins makes the list.
In order to be named to the Academic All-Star class athletes must compete at one of the USA Cycling National Championships and have a term GPA of at least 3.5.
Hopkins representing Fort Lewis College competed and was acknowledged during the Track season.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Mayho & Conyers Looking to Compete on May 29th
Dominique Mayho and Caitlin Conyers are in a waiting pattern in Arizona, like many other athletes the Bermuda Cycling couple are just training and waiting to see what happens with COVID-19.
Both Mayho and Conyers began the year with positive results in International competitions, but the bid to compete at a higher level was brought to a halt this month with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Mayho believes people in the area need to take things a little more seriously, “I see more people out on the trails, because they are working from home they have a little more free time.”
Conyers said in regards to her recent performances and the stoppage, “I am not that frustrated, I felt fitter than I ever and the results were proving that, but I am taking it all in stride.”
Both are hoping to come back to Bermuda to compete in the Sinclair Packwood Memorial race scheduled for May 29th.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Hopkins Reflects on Cycling Career
Birthday boy Hopkins in Blue Jersey
Kaden Hopkins like many other athletes around the world is only working on his fitness.
Hopkins who turned 20 today is still at Fort Lewis College, but doing classes online, due to no available flights to Bermuda.
Hopkins Won the Elite Road Caribbean Championships Time Trial back in November 2019, he would follow that up finishing 26th in the Elite Road Caribbean Championship Road Race.
In February 2020, Hopkins finished second in the Santa Catalina Weekend US Grand Prix Men’s Pro/Cat 1/2/3 Division.
Hopkins would then compete in the Valley of the Sun Stage 3 Day Race.
Hopkins competed in the Men’s Pro/Cat 1 Division, finishing 16th in the Time Trial, 11th in the Road Race, he would then finish 23rd in the Crit, to finish in 13th place overall.
At the end of February, Hopkins competed in the Vuelta Independencia 7 day stage race in Dominican Republic.
Hopkins finished 8th overall, and won the Under 23 Division.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
BBA Postpone Start of 2020 Road Racing Season
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) as well as the Racing Committee have been working to develop a reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic and consider the impact on the 2020 road season.
Based on the collective feedback, the BBA have postponed the start of the 2020 Road Racing season by a month. Adam Harbutt, chairman of the racing committee, is working to make some adjustments to the calendar so that if the window for competition reopens the BBA can have a full schedule of events for their members.
During the discussion on this topic the BBA have considered having Individual Time Trials on a slightly revised format so as to avoid large groupings.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
BBA Mountain Bike Championships Round Up
The 2020 Bermuda Bicycle Association’s Mountain Bike Championships took place at Ferry Reach, with 40 riders taking up the Challenge.
Robin Horsfield returned to defend his Open Male Division title with a 6 lap time of 1:14:18, Che’quan Richardson was second in 1:25:09 covering six laps and Dave Collins finished third clocking a six lap time of 1:29:03.
Jennifer Wilson was crowned the Open Female Champion following her three lap time of 55:08, Caroline Wright was second in 56:44 and Zina Jones finished third stopping the clock in a time of 58:54.
Open Male Division
1:14:18 Robin Horsfield 1:25:09 Che’quan Richardson 1:29:03 Dave Collins 1:30:23 Chris Nusum 1:22:35 Tim Fox 1:33:18 Michael Terceira
Open Female Division
55:08 Jennifer Wilson 56:44 Caroline Wright 58:54 Zina Jones 59:03 Jennifer Lightbourne
Youth Non-Championship Division
1. Manning Smith 2. Gordon Smith 3. Rory Fleming 4. Tyler Coleman 5. Harris Fleming 6. Josh Wilson 7. Makao Butterfield 8. Jacob Wright 9. Dominic Wright 10. Zachary Monis 11. Ben Wells 12. Tom Wells
Male Masters Division
1:14:05 David Byrne 1:15:37 Chris Smith 1:17:41 Dennis Fagundo 1:21:24 Paulo Medeiros 1:24:18 Wendell Burrows 1:27:32 Dirk Hasselkuss 1:33:56 Ryan Wilson Spencer Quarterly – DNF Steve Wells – DNF
Male Junior Division
1:02:52 Nicolas Narraway 1:03:46 Liam Flannery 1:06:56 Moses Johnson 1:08:27 Cameron Morris 1:10:12 Keiran Malott Alexander Miller – DNF
Junior Female Division
36:45 Zoe Hasselkuss 37:43 Liana Medeiros 45:48 Charlotte Millington