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Jul 31, 2006

Troyer, Zabaneh are top cycling bananas

Story PictureGood evening. I?m James Adderley and you?re locked to this latest instalment of Sports Monday. The Banana Belt Cycle Classic certainly gripped the south yesterday Sunday, July thirtieth.

So let?s go to the start of this seventy-one mile elite ride, where thirty-five of Belize?s best are suited up. They?re off in search of fame and glory on a journey that takes them through the Placencia junction and Bladen Village then back to the big finish inside Independence.

On the way back to independence Roger Troyer quickly establishes himself as the man to beat today as he breaks out of the lead pack of six.

Adrian Faux of Santino follows the leader in a bid to grab the w. While Jeffrey Zelaya, Domingo Louis, Jose Choto and Ernest Meighan continue to stay in touch.

We?re moments away from the finish line when the solitary figure of Roger Troyer turns the corner.

It?s time to dress for the occasion, as the Sagitun rider Roger Troyer wins the race in 3 hours 1 minute 4 seconds and we certainly say congratulations.

In the meantime Ernest Meighan of Santino?s beats Jose Choto, Domingo Louis, Adrian Faux and Jeffrey Zelaya in that order to grab second place.

In the meantime meet these four prime time female riders jostling for the win in today?s forty-five mile female feature.

We didn?t get the finish people and we apologize, but here?s Shalini Zabaneh getting the first prize trophy after winning the event in 2 hours 44 minutes 12 seconds.

Marinett Flower was forced into second place, while Anthea Sutherland pulled up third.

Turning to the Guiness 8 Ball Pool Tournament, Advance Advertising the defending champion tore up Triangle all of 10-zip Friday night, which mean Triangle must play a perfect match Saturday in game two just the tie the series.

On Saturday Impossible is Nothing crushed Catt?s Place 8-2 in the other semi-final series. Game two comes up seven thirty p.m. at Tanga Club formerly known as Catt?s Place.

In football news, the B.P.F.L. opened its B?League Competition with yesterday?s match at the M.C.C. Grounds where Pickstock United hosted San Pedro?s Nairis.

It?s San Pedro dominating the pitch when at the fortieth minute Luis Hernandez is taken down in front of the goal. The ball still reaches Elderson Chavez, and his right foot punch screams past George McKenzie as the Islanders take the lead.

Four minutes later, terrible defensive play by the visitors allows Dence Edwards to head this ball into the net for the 1-1 tie.

Folks it?s fifteen minutes into the second half the Islanders strike again. Luis Hernandez beats his man on the left side, and then pushes the pill past the keeper for a 2-1 San Pedro lead.

Make it a 3-1 ballgame when at the eighty-sixth minute Luis Hernandez beats the offside trap to smoke another one past the city keeper.

On this press Hernandez wants more, but this time he is denied by goalkeeper McKenzie, who pays with his body to stop the second attempt at goal. Nevertheless, San Pedro goes on to post the 3-1 big w.

In cricket news, Sunrise of Lords Bank took a 1 game lead in the best of three semi-final series in the rural play-offs by beating Brilliant of Crooked Tree 189 to 164 at Lords Bank on Saturday.

In the other match-up at Bermudian Landing Excellence rolled over Benny?s Wicked 11, 129-126 with all of three wickets to spare.

Hey folks that?s our show for today. We invite you back same time, same place next week. Jah! Overall I am James Adderley

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