Rodman dominates Kingston Criterium


April 20, 2016
Contributed Marloe Rodman (centre) receives his award for the Top Elite Cyclist from Cornelia Nathan, brand manager for Gatorade, while Oneil Sinclair (left) and  Jerome Forrest (representing Dean Martin), look on at the Jamaica Cycling Federation's Kingston Criterium on Sunday.

There was a riveting end to Sunday's staging of the Jamaica Cycling Federation's Kingston Criterium at the Kingston Waterfront.

National and regional champion Marloe Rodman showed his mettle as he dominated a strong field in the feature event to finish as the top rider on the day ahead of Michel Smith from the Cayman Islands and Cleveland Sharpe of the Fresh Vibez Cycling Club, in second and third respectively.

The 15-lap feature race was billed to be a blitz of speed and intensity and it did not disappoint.


Rodman who jumped out to an early lead delivered something special as he lapped the entire field of riders with one lap to go.

"I was pushing all the way as I really wanted to put on a show for all those who came out to support the event. I could hear them cheering me on to go after the pack of riders and it helped to motivate me to keep going and finish the race strong," Rodman said in a post-race interview.

Rodman also finished the day as the Category One champion ahead of the Clarendon Cycling Club pair of Oneil Sinclair and Dean Martin, in second and third respectively.

The female race was won by Judy Chin just ahead of Deonne Caines with Sanesha James taking third.

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