Jones times his return perfectly

The Cayman Islands Cycling
Association is gearing up for the return of the Cayman Classic Series presented
by Karim Awe of Cayman Insurance Centre.

The series, which is made up of five
events, will span the month of May, with an event every Sunday morning of the

With division including open,
ladies, juniors and masters, the series is designed to draw cyclists of all abilities.

The series will kick off on Sunday
2 May with a 5km individual time trial

The event will take place on the Newlands
Bypass, with the start just past the roundabout at Lantern Point.

Participants will set off at one
minute intervals, which allows cyclists of all levels to measure their times
against those of the top cyclists on the Island.

Registration will take place from
6:15am to 6:45am, with the first cyclist set to start at 7am.

The entry fee is CI$10 per event
for the first four events in the series, or CI$5 per event for juniors.
Participants can enter for the first four events for CI$30, or CI$15 for
juniors. Refreshments will be provided after the event.

Steve Abbott, cycling association
president, has high hopes for the series.

“We have seen amazing growth in
local cycling over the last couple of years and hope that this year will see
even more ladies and juniors taking part in our events,” he said.

Abbott believes the series has a
lot to offer cyclists of all abilities.

“The series promises to be highly
competitive while also offering cyclists of all abilities a chance to take
part, with achievable distances and varied events. We would like to thank our
sponsor, Karim Awe of Cayman Insurance Centre for helping make this series of
events possible.”

With top local time trial
specialist Jerome Ameline out of competition after a training accident, the podium
could feature some new faces.

Last year’s winner Barry Jones has
just returned after an enforced absence and will be out to prove that his win
was not a fluke, while other names to watch will be Michele Smith who is
showing great form at the moment, as well as Michael Stomps, who is a very
powerful cyclist and well suited to the short course.

Among the ladies Caroline Heal is a
favourite, but could face a challenge from local triathletes.

In the junior division Toby Sutton is
likely to defend his title, while Chris Sutton is likely to face a stiff challenge
from Laurent Weber in the masters division.

The second event in the series will
be a 45 mile mass start road event on Sunday 9 May, followed by a 60-minute circuit
race on 16 May, a 60 mile mass start road event on 23 May and a final 19-mile
time trial at The Reef Resort in East End on 30 May.

For more information, visit or e-mail [email protected] For more information on the final
event of the series, visit

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