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BELIZEAN CYCLING PHENOM, JUSTIN WILLIAMS

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BELIZEAN CYCLING PHENOM, JUSTIN WILLIAMS - 04/29/15 12:04 PM

MADE HISTORY IN WINNING THE 2015 BELIZE NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING CLASSIC!

Justin Williams's victory has added a new chapter to the Miguel brother's cycling achievements for Belize, and sounded a loud call for a Belize Cycling Hall of Fame to include the Belizean Diaspora.

by Bilal Morris

The incredible cycling athlete, Justin Williams, who became the first Belizean-American to have won the globally popular cycling classic, Belize National Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic, comes from Belizean parents in Los Angeles, and a family of cycling champions, the Miguel brothers, who historically dominated Belize's Cross Country for many years.

While this has been William's third attempt at competing in the race, placing fourth in the previous one, the self-motivated 25-year old Belizean cycling phenom rides professionally also in Los Angeles, and has his eyes on the internationally acclaimed, Tour de France, that he says has been his greatest dream to one day ride the race with the Belizean flag on his back.

Williams and his brother, Corey Williams, who also placed fifth in this year's race, executed a strategy from the onset of staying up front in the race, and worked hard as a team to beat the best of the foreign riders from around the world that had come yearly to win the internationally acclaimed cycling classic. His incredible story told here on Belizean Legends to host Bilal Morris has been an inspiration for many a Belizean cycling enthusiast at home in Belize, and abroad in the Belizean diaspora, who may one day want to attempt the grueling and iron man like 144 miles cycling classic that was held in the scorching Central American heat on April 5, 2015.

The race has been won before by many American, Mexican, and Guatemalan cyclists since Mexican Pablo Calderon became the first rider outside of Belize to win in 1971, and American Ward Zauner became the first American to win in 1987.

Williams is the nephew of Belizean cycling champions of the 1950's, 60's and 70's, Edward, Arthur, John 'Johnito', and Rudy Miguel, a long line of cycling champions who had achieved the highest level of cycling athletic accolades for Belize in the history of the sport.

Justin Williams: 2015 Belize Cross Country Cycling Champion!

The incredible cycling athlete, Justin Williams, who became the first Belizean-American to have won the globally popular cycling classic, Belize Cross Country Cycling Classic, comes from Belizean parents in Los Angeles, and a family of cycling champions, the Miguel brothers, who dominated Belize's Cross Country for many years. While this has been William's third attempt at competing in the race, placing fourth in the previous ones, the self-motivated 25-year old Belizean cycling phenom rides professionally also in Los Angeles, and has his eyes on the internationally acclaimed, Tour de France, that he says has been his greatest dream to one day ride the race with the Belizean flag on his back. Williams and his brother, Corey Williams, who also placed fifth in this years race, executed a strategy from the onset of staying up front in the race from the onset, and worked hard as a team to beat the best of the foreign riders from around the world that had come yearly to win the internationally acclaimed cycling classic. His incredible story told here on Belizean Legends to host Bilal Morris has been an inspiration for many a Belizean cycling enthusiast at home in Belize, and abroad in the Belizean diaspora, who may one day want to attempt the grueling and iron man like 144 miles cycling classic that was held in the scorching Central American heat on April 5, 2015. The race has been won before by many American, Mexican, and Guatemalan cyclists since Mexican Pablo Calderon became the first rider outside of Belize to win in 1971, and American Ward Zauner became the first American to win in 1987. Williams is the nephew of the Belizean cycling champions of the 1950's, 60's and 70's, Edward, Arthur, John 'Johnito', and Rudy Miguel, a long line of cycling champions who had achieved the highest level of cycling athletic accolades for Belize in the history of the sport.

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