Russell Dominguez wins Easter Cycling Race
Friday, April 1st, 2016
After a long weekend of Easter celebrations on Ambergris Caye, Easter Monday gave way to one more activity – a Cycling Race. Eighteen cyclists from different ages took on the challenge that started shortly after 9AM from the Village Supermarket in Northern Ambergris Caye. At the end of the race, Russell Dominguez took the top prize and became the winner of this year’s race.
The race was organized by the San Pedro Cycling Club and the San Pedro Sports Committee. A good amount of spectators gathered outside the Village Supermarket to witness the competition. In contrast to previous races, the race did not come to the town core of Ambergris Caye, but rather happened on the north part of the island.
The route of the race was set from Village Supermarket to Coco Beach Resort, with the cyclists in the open category having to do four laps (24 miles). Racers in the Under-15 category did two laps (10 miles), followed by cyclists Under-13 doing just one lap (5 Miles).
In less than an hour, a proud Dominguez rode in on his last lap, leading the pack and claiming first place. In addition to winning the race, he also picked up a station prize.
The top five cyclist and their prizes are listed below:
1st Place – Russell Dominguez – $150 cash and a 24-hr Golf Cart Rental
2nd Place – Brandon Santos – $100 cash, and also a 24-hr Golf Cart Rental
3rd Place – Andrew Vasquez– $75 cash, and a gift certificate
4th Place – Edward Blank -$50 and a Parasailing Tour
5th Place – Lisa Blank, the only female in the competition – $50 cash and lunch for two
All participants received different prizes for their participation in an effort to encourage them to get more involved in the sport. The organizers congratulate all the riders for taking part in the race, and they extend much gratitude to all the sponsors for their support.
Sponsors include: Ambergris Divers, 4 Diamond Security, Southwind Properties, Belize Pro Divers, Gabs Construction, Deputy Mayor Gary Greif, Road Runners Cart Rental, Mayan Princess, Ambergris Hardware, San Pedro Water Sports, Cigar Liquor Shop, Nola Kart Rental, Blue Restaurant, Premium Wine, The Truck Stop, Edward and Lisa Blank, Roger Nordstrom and The San Pedro Town Council.
The San Pedro Sun congratulates all cyclists for their participation and for keeping the tradition alive!
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