The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s National Criterium Championships took place in the City of Hamilton.
With many of the young guns being overseas the door of opportunity was opened for the older guys in the Male Open Category.
Darren Glasford claimed the Male Championship title after a long escape with Steve Smith who crashed with just a handful of laps to go following a front tire flat.
Glasford would ride to victory solo clocking 57:15.5, while Adam Kirk who had been chasing on his own for third place suddenly was catapulted into second following Smith’s demise, he crossed the line in57:51.4. The peloton then was left to contest for the final podium spot with Mark Hatherley edging Simon Hanrahan for third clocking 57:53.8.
In the Female Open race Ashley Cooper finished ahead of the group following some good team tactics with Cora-Lee Starzomski. Jamie-Lee Wright was able to distance herself from Starzomski but couldn’t close the gap to Cooper, giving first and third to the VT Construction - Madison team and Bicycle Works taking second.
Cooper was clocked at 40:24.2, while Wright was clocked at 40:36.3 and Starzomski crossed the line in a time of 40:56.1.
57:15.530 Darren Glasford - Winners Edge 57:51.421 Adam Kirk - Winners Edge 57:53.892 Mark Hatherley - Winners Edge 57:54.130 Simon Hanrahan - Winners Edge 57:54.426 Clifford Roberts - Bicycle Works 57:54.457 Wouter Aarts - Tokio 57:56.077 Stephen Paynter - Independent 57:56.123 Peter Dunne - Independent 57:56.289 Kent Richardson - Winners Edge 57:59.402 Andrew Simons - Independent 58:00.542 Mark Lombardi - Tokio 58:00.557 Deshi Smith - V.T Construction - Madison 58:01.668 Anthony Bartley - Winners Edge 58:03.682 Mcquinn Burch - Bicycle Works 58:03.682 Steven Smith - V.T Construction - Madison 57:26.215 Christopher Roque - Winners Edge 3 Laps Down 57:27.580 Steven Wells - Bicycle Works 3 Laps Down
40:24.204 Ashley Cooper - V.T Construction – Madison 40:36.383 Jamie-Lee Wright - Bicycle Works 40:56.196 CoraLee Starzomski - V.T Construction - Madison 41:01.532 Louise Wells - Winners Edge
35:39.507 Nicholas Narraway - Winners Edge 35:39.948 Alexander Miller - Winners Edge 35:58.591 Nazarai Fox - BCA 37:05.538 Thomas Quarterly - BCA 38:56.305 Keiran Malott – Independent