Jason Perryman out-rode all opposition yesterday to remind doubters, if there were any, that he remains one of Barbados’ best hill climbers.
Perryman won the the Barbados Cycling Union’s 4 kilometre hill time trial from among the 14 riders brave enough to enter the fray. The event took riders from Bathsheba over Horse Hill and ending at Grantley Adams Memorial School in St. Joseph.
Of note was that among the starters were the likes of female cyclist Esther Rosemond-Miller, the sole female competitor, over-50 competitor Ronald Harding and juvenile riders like Jacob Kelly and Shamar Rollins showing no fear for the gruelling event.
Rosemond-Miller drew position one and led the assault up the climb. She was extremely strong to the finish and not only won her category but also came 9th overall. Perryman was the man of the moment and made calculated attacks on this climb showing his strength and wealth of experience.Perryman knew that this would not be a walk in the park with Russell Elcock being his main threat. Elcock was very strong but this would not be his day as he had to settle for second in the event.
Third overall went to the very strong junior climber Joshua Kelly who seems to be extremely confident returning home from a sterling performance in Trinidad.
Darwin Griffith came across the line in fourth position and Edwin Sutherland one of the other top juniors rounded off the top 5.
The final positions in the categories were as follows: Seniors
1st – Jason Perryman
2nd – Russell Elcock
3rd – Darwin Griffith
1st – Joshua Kelly
2nd – Edwin Sutherland
3rd – Kristin Vanderpool
1st – Jacob Kelly
Seniors over 50
1st – Ronald Harding
Women1st – Esther Rosemond-Miller
1st – Rene Lashley
2nd – Ricardo Maynard
3rd – Philip Als
The next event is scheduled for April 28 and will be at the Gun Hill circuit.††