Congratulations, Brandon Cattouse and Derrick Chavarria!501 Valvoline Cycling Team
Krem New Years cycling is in the books!!!
After a long day in the saddle Team 501 Valvoline managed to captured 1st with @bcatt187 (Brandon Cattouse) and 2nd with the baby of the team @chavarria_d_01 (Derrick Chavarria).
The entire team rode an exceptional race and we are very happy with the results!!! Of course we have to thank our other teammates for executing the plan so well. These guys @emmanuelchav (Jr Chav), @maironmunoz1 (Mairon Munoz), @sham_sham17 (Shamin Burns), @oscar_the_athlete_q (Oscar Quiroz), and @joshfuller01 (Joshua Fuller) played a very important role yesterday!! We thank each and everyone of you guys for making this win possible!!
We must also give a shout-out to our manager Mr Emil Bradley and the mother of the team Ms Janeen Quiroz!! Also, our service crew Mr Oscar Qurioz Sr (Driver), @rollywaight (Rolly Waight, service man), @aidenemir (Aiden Juan, Coach), and @zam_d_war (Zamir Guerra, service man). Thank you guys for your support whether it be behind the scenes or in the race we really are thankful.
Last but not least our sponsor!!! Mien!!! You guys are making our dreams come through! We couldn’t be more thankful!!
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Finally we have to say a huge thank you to the Man up Above!! Thank you for protecting us through the race and for us to accomplish this huge event!!
===================Brandon Cattouse Wins New Year’s Day Cycling Classic
Thirty-six-year-old Brandon Cattouse is the 2022 Krem New Year’s Day Men’s Cycling Classic winner. Cattouse won from among a field of over sixty cyclists. Cattouse was in the first break-away in the Corozal District, which included three other cyclists. He told News Five that the four of them shared the station prizes for about thirty miles until they reached Orange Walk when his teammate, Derrick Chavarria and another cyclist caught them. The decided to use the same strategy – to share the station prizes along the rest of the route. And then at around mile ten near the Airport cut-off, his teammate, Chavarria broke away from them. Cattouse caught up with Chavarria, who is an under twenty-three-year-old cyclist, around mile eight and the two rode in together. He said Chavarria, who had a successful 2021 cycling year, agreed to let him have the title as they rode in together – hand in hand to the tape. Cattouse’s bike wheel edged out Chavarria’s by only inches as they rode past the finish line. The ninety-six-mile race, which was ridden along the Philip Goldson Highway from the Santa Elena border in Corozal to Belize City, has been ridden since 1990 and is second in popularity only to the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic.Channel 5