Aidan Buttigieg successfully defends the title, Marie Claire Aquilina champion for the 7th time

Aidan Buttigieg of the Gozian D Sports Lab club and Marie Claire Aquilina of Team Greens are the National Time Trial champions for this year 2024 organized by the Maltese Cycling Federation. For Aidan Buttigieg, this was the second title in his career where he successfully defended winning this Time Trial Championship. This year he finished first in the Elite Category standings, achieving the maximum of 600 points with three victories. John Camilleri of B’Kara St Joseph SC ranked second with a total of 525 points, followed in third position by Clive Bugeja of Mosta CC with 415 points.

For her part, Marie Claire Aquilina of Team Greens won this Women’s title for the seventh time in her career when she obtained a maximum total of 600 points. Behind her finished respectively her teammates from Team Greens, Michelle Vella Wood (505 points) and Fiona Diana Muscat (470 points).

Jacob Schembri of Mosta CC ended up National champion of the under-23 category when he finished first in the classic with 575 points. Luke Borg of The Cyclist-Agones finished in second place with 550 points, while Clyve Chetcuti of Mosta CC finished third with a total of 465 points.

Mark Zammit of Mosta CC finished National champion in the Masters 40+, with a maximum of 600 points. David Cushing of B’Kara St Joseph (350 points) and James Mifsud of Team Greens (330 points) finished behind him. Stephen Grima of D Sports Lab finished National champion in the Masters 50+ with 400 points, followed by Joseph Caruana of Team Greens (350 points) and Kevin Muscat of Mosta CC (200 points).

Matthew Galea (Gozo CC) finished as Junior National champion with a total of 400 points followed by Kai Azzopardi of The Cyclist-Agones (200 points). Ryan Gatt of The Cyclist-Agones finished as the National under-16 champion with a maximum total of 600 points.

Liam Daly of the Gozitan club of Shamrock Stars SC finished as the National champion under the age of 14 with a maximum total of 600 points. His teammates from the same club, Jake Refalo (525 points) and Neil Cassar (465 points) finished behind him. Nina Debono of Shamrock Stars SC won the same category reserved for Girls with a maximum of 600 points. Katie Vella Wood of Team Greens finished behind her with 525 points.

Ethan Cumbo of Mosta CC finished as the National champion under the age of 12 with a maximum total of 600 points. His teammate Zachary Vella (485 points) and Zek Debono of Shamrock Stars SC (445 points) finished behind him.  Amy St John of Mosta CC won the same category reserved for Girls with a total of 575 points. Ria Debono of Shamrock Stars SC finished behind her with 550 points.

At the end of these Championship races, the Maltese Cycling Federation wants to show its appreciation to all the cyclists and club officials for their participation, as well as to the ARRTS Timing System for its great work. Thanks also go to the respective services of the Local Councils, Trasport Malta, the Police, LESA and the Emergency First Response, as well as some volunteers, timekeepers and marshalls.

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