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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Hopkins and Essax Teammates Conclude Training Camp

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Kaden Hopkins and his Equipo Essax teammates have spent a total of 5 days of intense work in which different physical aspects have been enhanced.

In the first of the training sessions, they sought to increase resistance to fatigue after 4 hours of effort. The second day, a flatter route but with a test uphill in the first part of training, and a subsequent team time trial in which to polish the technique of this discipline.

On the third day, a race simulation was carried out, seeking to emulate the rhythm of the competition in the first and last part of training. In addition, and also with the idea of polishing the technique, specific work was carried out on sprint launches.

To top it off, on the fourth day the squad completed a short but intense training session, which put an end to the four days of concentration.

The director Joaquín Gil values these days, “After the concentration in November, in which we were able to get to know each other better and manage technical aspects, in addition to giving some nutrition or physiotherapy sessions, the only thing left was to fine-tune the physical form. Now it was also sought to create a homogeneous block, polish tactical aspects and work on the fans or the time trial to be competitive in those disciplines. We are very excited to start the 2022 season.”

Satisfied with the work, the riders and technical direction of the Essax Team will debut in competition on February 4th at the Vuelta a Guadalentín, a 3-day race in which the leading role will be sought from the first moment, without forgetting the training of young people talents. The official presentation of all the teams of the Sax Cycling Club, made up of schools, cadets, youth and elite and sub-23, will be held on February 12th.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Fattire Massive Admiralty House Round-Up

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The Bermuda Fattire Massive Mountain Bike season resumed at Admiralty House grounds with race day four.

Dominique Mayho won the Male Open 60 minute Division completing 9 laps in a time of 46:28.5, James Holloway was second after completing 8 laps with a time of 45:33.6, and also completing 8 laps was the third place finisher Alan Potts clocking 45:40.7.

The Female Open 30 minutes race was won by Christine Soutter who clocked a 4 lap time of 31:28.5, Jennifer Lightbourne was second in 33:20.4, and Zina Jones crossed the line third with a time of 36:24.7.

In the Male Open 30 minutes race Wendell Burrows clocked a 5 lap winning time of 33:24.6, Sherman Darrell was second in 34:58.0, and Justin Horsfall finished third with a time of 35:03.8.

Completing 6 laps in a time of 36:10.8 saw Jackson Langley win the 13-16 Male Division race, with Ollie Hayward second completing 5 laps in 34:46.9 and Wyatt Hall finished third with a time of 35:23.4.

S'Nya Cumbermack comfortably won the 13-16 female Division clocking a 4 lap winning time of 35:39.4, Skye Ferguson was second with a time of 38:35.4.

Makao Butterfield won the 12 & Under male Division with a 7 lap time of 16:54.1, Jeon Wolfe was second in 17:31.3, Rylan Desilva finished third one lap down clocking 15:10.3.

Kelise Wade picked up the win in the 12 & Under Female Division completing 7 laps in a time of 17:36.4, Daisy Langley completed 6 laps finishing second in 16:35.5, and a further lap back was the third place finisher Sofia Leclerc clocking 17:05.0.

Click Here to see the Full 2021/2022 Fattire Massive Bermuda Mountain Bike Race Day 4 Results

Saturday, January 15, 2022
Hopkins Wins 2022 Season Opener in Spain

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Kaden Hopkins won the first race of the season in Spain representing ESSAX.

Hopkins who went into the season following his Silver Medal performance in the junior pan Am Games in Columbia proved too strong for the field of 103 riders.

Hopkins would complete the distance in a time of 1:44:52, he would finish 25 seconds ahead of the second place finisher Angel Llorett Pla who clocked 1:45.17, with Antonio Soriano finishing third in 1:45:23.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Conyers Reflects on Cycling Journey To Date

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Caitlin Conyers took to social media to reflect on her Cycling Journey.

Conyers wrote, “The last week has really made me reflect on this whole journey! I had certainly never planned to be “an athlete” and there was A LOT to work on when I first showed up to a bike race - from aero gains to sock selection - but look where I am now!

Might just be some good genes (thanks mom and dad!) but I’ve also had so much help along the way (sadly it didn’t make the Zwift Academy cut, but I couldn’t have gotten to where I am without Dominique Mayho and I hope I always have his voice in my head shouting at me to hold the wheel and pay attention), and there is really no better cycling community in the world than the one in Bermuda!

From Fattire Massive (special shout-out to full hot racing!) to the Bermuda Bicycle Association and the Bermuda Cycling Academy and all of the teams and group rides, the love of the sport is the foundation. Thank you to everyone that has believed in me over the last few years. I know I’m old (thank you, YouTube commenters) but I still got at least a few years to go!!!”
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
White Heading to CS Velo Racing Team

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Conor White has signed to compete with racing club CS Velo Racing next season.

White posted on social media, he was excited to sign and move to the next chapter of his cycling career.

White on Sunday won the Bermuda Bicycle Association’s President Cup Road Race, this after recently competing at the Junior Pan American Games in Colombia.

White previously spent two seasons with Canadian team, X- Speed United Continental.

White will join Nicholas Narraway on the team, as the season is expected to begin March/April 2022.
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