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CFB Valentine Prologue Off to Fast Start


Belize City, BELIZE

Ignacio Prado (MEX) of Benny’s Megabytes won the opening stage of the CFB DigiCell Valentine Mini Tour by posting the best time in the early morning prologue. Prado’s time of 4:27 over the 2.12 mile course topped Brandon Cattouse (BIZ) of C-Ray Road Addictz by five seconds and Joel Borland (BIZ) of DigiCell 4G by eight seconds.

Prado set out on his winning run at 8:44am a full hour after the first Elite rider and knowing that the best time of the 63 riders who went before him was Borland with 4:35. Cattouse being the second to last rider in the field left four minutes after Prado and was well aware of the time to beat. He sprinted to the finish line into the strong head wind but was unable secure the extra seconds needed to take the top podium sport. Instead he finished as the first Belizean rider and was joined in the top 10 by teammate Geovanni Choto who posted a 4:45 time which was good enough for 8th overall. C-Ray team manager Karen Vernon acknowledge that Brandon was obviously their best hope in this stage and they were happy with the results. Vernon continued, “We’re looking forward to the upcoming stages which are team events and we expect good results knowing the training we’ve put in”.

In the female category Alicia Thompson, of Belize Bank Swoosh, sealed the win by posting a time of 5:33 narrowly edging out Shalini Zabaneh of Team Sagitun by one second. Kaya Cattouse rounded out the podium by posting a time of 5:42.

Shane Jones of Chavarria Cycling Club took bested the Junior Male category with a time of 5:03. Anthony Marin of Cabral/Marin Cycling took second with a time of 5:15 while unattached rider Kaydine Pinello finished in the third spot three seconds later.

This afternoon at 2:00pm the riders take on Stage two of the mini tour which is a circuit race along a similar route of Stage 1, also in Belize City.

Download the CFB official results of the Prologue Stage here.


About Isaac Rhys

Isaac Rhys is the Managing Editor at Based in the Belize, he started Cyclebiz in 2015 intent on attracting more attention to local bike races and its participants.

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