Rodman aims for top gear at Kingston Criterium


April 13, 2016


National and regional cycling champion Marloe Rodman is aiming to reach top gear at the Jamaica Cycling Federation's Kingston Criterium event on Sunday, April 17.

Rodman had a flourishing finish in 2015 having secured the National Track Championships, before winning the Tobago Classics Road Event then taking gold at the Caribbean Cycling Championships in Barbados.

Rodman will be hoping to take the dominance he enjoyed at the end of 2015 into 2016 as he looks to the Kingston Criterium event.

"It should be a fun event, the surface of the road downtown is great quality and the corners for the course are not too technical, so it should be a fun race and I am excited to ride there," said Rodman.

The national champion has recently taken part in track events in Puerto Rico and road events in Trinidad, and, despite his failed bid of make the Rio 2016 Olympics, is poised to move forward. He is already looking ahead to the 2020 Olympic Games.

"I am disappointed, of course, not to make it to the Olympics. I think myself and the team made a gallant attempt at qualifying but we just started the process too late and, subsequently, I didn't amass enough points to gain qualification. So it was tough to take, but I already have my sights set on the 2020 Olympic Games and with the experience I gained in this qualification attempt, I should be in great standing for that qualification run," Rodman concluded.

Following the Kingston Criterium, the Jamaican ace cyclist will be taking his talents to Europe as he will be joining the British-based cycling team BikeHaus for a series of road races, criteria and tours.

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