Andre Simon wins Jason Bally Memorial Road Race

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The British Virgin Islands Cycling Federation (BVICF) held its annual Jason Bally Memorial Road Race this past Sunday October 4, 2015 with a route that took riders from West End to Palestina and back.

The race started at the West End Police Station and the weather was bright and sunny with good winds. At the start, Andre Simon took the lead and at the Frenchman’s Cay junction turn he took off like a bullet leaving the remaining riders behind. From that time he increased his lead throughout the race to finish the five-lap course first in Category A in a time of 2.24.21.

Following the leader was a pack of three who rode together for about 3 laps until one rider fell off from the pack leaving the other two riders to battle it out. With one lap remaining the battle was over when another rider fell off, leaving a lone rider to continue and finish the race by himself.

In the Mountain Bike Category, the riders rode together for a little bit but soon Rusty Burns decided to make an early break from his opponents and held the lead for the full course of two laps and taking the first place position in his category in a time of 1.28.45.

Race Results

Category A

Andre Simon                           2.24.21

Status Talian                           2.47.00

Ian Walker                              2.54.15

Category B

Neil Lloyd                               2.42.21

Mountain Bikers

Rusty Burns                            1.28.45

Tom Merrigan                         1.37.55