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Gibraltar lived some sporting excitement on its roads

In a race win by Sam Culverall from from Guernsey, the Gibraltar team saw Derek Barbara finish a very respectable 16th in the Cycling Town Criterium.
An exhilarating moment was lived on Gibraltar’s roads as cyclists took to the road racing through Queensway, Reclamation Road, Europort Avenue and Bishop Caruana Road.
Forty eight competitors took to the roads some with vast experience to give spectators a flavor of what cycling races will bring.
With the race many a time racing through junctions in packs there was some tensions as fast paced scenes were seen.

Some tumbles and an incident involving a spectator highlighted the dangers confronted by cyclists racing at speeds through the winding roads.
Many a spectator was seen especially in areas such as Queensway Quay, by the estates at Mid Habours and Reclamation Road.
Blake Torres came in 30th, Julian Bellido 36th, Aaron Baglietto 39th And Bernard Valarino 41st.
In the women’s race Nicola Valarino finished 16th, Mc Math 22, Gaiviso and Rowbottom 25 and 26, the three ladies lapped during the race by what was also a very strong field.
The only two racers not lapped in their respective races were Barbara and Valarino.