National Road Championship 2024 Second Race

Aidan Buttigieg of D Sports Lab and Jessica Pratt of Team Greens continued their winning streak in the second race of the National Road Championship organized by the Malta Cycling Federation. The races took place on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Ħaż-Żebbuġ Bypass.

Aidan Buttigieg finished first in the Elite Category, dominating the race and completing his 15 laps in a time of 1:32:36.30, a two-minute lead over Pierre Borg of Mosta CC (1:34:37.40). Etienne Bonello of Team Greens finished third (1:34:38.21).

The Women’s race was dominated by Jessica Pratt of Team Greens, who finished first with a time of 1:06:59.44, an impressive lead of more than 5 minutes over her teammate Diana Muscat (1:11:10.32). Marie Claire Aquilina, also of Team Greens, finished third (1:11:19.90).

Jacob Schembri of Mosta CC won the Under 23 Category with a time of 1:34:37.48. He was followed by Luke Borg of The Cyclist – Agones (1:34:37.74) and Clyve Chetcuti of Mosta CC (1:34:38.76).

In the Masters 40+ Category, Luis Joaquin Rojas Guzman of Team Greens emerged victorious with a time of 1:01:19.19, closely followed by Mark Zammit of Mosta CC (1:01:19.33). Liran Ben Ari of The Cyclist – Agones finished third (1:01:27.58). Kevin Muscat of Mosta CC won the Masters 50+ Category with a time of 1:07:47.81. He was followed by Stephen Grima of D Sports Lab (1:07:49.61) and Joseph Caruana of Team Greens (1:16:49.79).

Ryan Gatt of The Cyclist-Agones won the Under 16 Boys Category, finishing his four laps in a time of 24:56.04. Zia Fuji of Shamrock Stars won the Under 14 Girls Category, completing her three laps in a time of 22:05.46. She was followed by Nina Debono, also of Shamrock Stars (25:55.46), and Katie Vella Wood of Team Greens (27:27.42). Jake Refalo of Shamrock Stars won the Under 14 Boys Category with a time of 21:54.02. He was followed by Ethan Grech of Mosta CC (21:54.34) and Liam Daly of Shamrock Stars (21:55.01).

Ethan Cumbo of Mosta CC won the Under 12 Boys Category, completing his lap in a time of 07:40.88. He was followed by Kruiven Farrugia of Shamrock Stars (08:16.78) and Zachery Vella of Mosta CC (08:42.19). Amy St John of Mosta CC won the Under 12 Girls Category, completing her lap in a time of 08:56.33.

The presentations were made by the high officials of the Malta Cycling Federation, John Zammit and Joe Bajada, President and Secretary General of the Malta Cycling Federation. The next race is the second one in the Time Trial Championship on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at the Fleur-de-Lys circuit.

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