March 21, 2004 — Twenty V.I. cyclists braved the winds on the north shore of St. Croix on Sunday morning as they competed in a road race hosted by the Virgin Islands Cycling Federation. The race offered three divisions in which cyclists completed a course of 35, 23 or 17 miles.
Three racers in the Elite category worked together, reaching a speed of 45 miles per hour at times, to set a fast pace for their 35-mile race. Jamie Keys crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:44:21.
Two cyclists in the Expert category sprinted for the first-place position, but it was Glenn Massiah who overcame Raymond Brown at the finish line. Massiah finished with a time of 1:11:03.
Troy Brown, while riding a mountain bike, earned the first-place position in the Sport category with a time of 40:37. The next VICF race is a time trial around the east end of St. Croix on April 11. For more information, call 773-0079.
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