With three titles on the closing day, the Dominican Republic took first place by country in the Junior Caribbean Road Cycling Championship, held this weekend in the capital of Quisqueyana with the presence of eleven nations and many talents that will surely shine. in the next years.

In the case of the Youth category, the host Rodrigo Gabriel Alonso became the only one to repeat his victory in the time trial the previous day, after winning a 70-kilometer circuit on Avenida Mirador del Sur. “It has been a great competition and I am happy to have been able to get the two golds to give to my family and my country,” the rider told local media.

Within the female section, with 10 kilometers less traveled than the male sex, local cyclist Melsey Yamely Pérez crossed the finishing line first with a time of 2h:06.40; while by fotofinish the second and third place was defined by the Bahamian Kami Lee Roach and the Belizean Gabrielle Gabourel, both with 2:07:01.

As is traditional in these competitions, there was also space for juniors. Among the men, the Dominican Leudy Isaias Luna was the best of all with a time of 1h:55:50; to beat Barbadian Daniel Lashley (1:55:53) and his own countryman Emir David Nina García in the final sprint, with the same time.

Finally, the only gold that eluded the locals was in the hands of Jamaican Malaika Russell among the juniors, clocking 2:06:50. Arielle Greaves, from Barbados, came in behind her with 2:07:01 and Charlotte Millington, from Bermuda (2:07:20).

The medal table left the Dominican Republic with four golds, one silver and four bronzes, followed by Jamaica (1-2-0), Puerto Rico (1-1-0), Belize (1-0-2), Bermuda (1 -0-1), Bahamas (0-3-0) and Barbados (0-1-1).