Kent Gabourel tops weekend cycling race
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
San Pedro star athlete, Kent “Bob” Gabourel took first place at the 2014 Belize City Council and Leslie’s Imports September Criterium that took place in Belize City on Sunday, September 14th. The race was organized in collaboration with the Cycling Federation of Belize and saw the participation of cyclists of all ages from across the country competing to win amazing prizes.
The race was divided into five categories, Female, Junior, Master, Master 4/5 and Elite. Gabourel participated in the Master 4/5 category taking the top prize. Preston Martinez took second place while Wilbert Jones settled for third; both cyclist are from Belize City. The race also saw several young cyclists under the age of 16 participating. According to event organizers, the race was aimed to encourage youth involvement in sports while promoting a competitive behavior.
Gabourel’s next big race will be the 2014 National Beach Cruiser Cycling Classic held on Sunday, September 21stin Punta Gorda Town. Michael Roland, Andrew Vasquez, Freddy Montoya, Charles Garay and Perry Staines will also be attending the race. Gabourel is the defending champion of the 2013 National Beach Cruiser Cycling Classic.
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