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For the first time, Cayman Cycling presented the Road & ITT National Championships, where Caymanian Junior (16-18yrs), U23 (19-22yrs), Elite Men & Women (23-39yrs) and Masters (40+ yrs) National Champions would be crowned.

Individual Time Trial Championship

For the first time, Cayman Cycling presented the Road & ITT National Championships, where Caymanian Junior (16-18yrs), U23 (19-22yrs), Elite Men & Women (23-39yrs) and Masters (40+ yrs) National Champions would be crowned.
The events utilized the well-known East End Circuit – beginning at Clifton Hunter, heading towards East End, down the back straight of Queens Highway and returning home southward on Frank Sound Rd. The National ITT Championship (July 10th) course was be one lap of the 31km circuit for all categories, and the Road Race Championship (July 17th) featuring staggered distances for the various categories with Women & Juniors riding 2 laps of the circuit (64km), Masters racing for three laps (93km), and the U23 & Elite Men battling it out for four laps (124km).

The 2022 Cayman Cycling National Championships kicked off on Sunday, July 10th with the Individual Time Trial (ITT) Championship. Setting off at 2 minute intervals, all categories navigated the same, flat 31km (18.75-mile) East End circuit course in near perfect conditions. Kevin Connolly won the elite men’s time trial title, with Nathaniel Forbes taking the U23 Title and Jerome Ameline winning the Master category. The 3 National Champions were firing on all pistons – Ameline recording the fastest time of the day in 43:15, with Nathaniel coming in at +1:01 and Kevin following at +0:55 later.

Cayman Cycling Individual Time Trial National Champions
Kevin Connolly – Elite Men
Nathaniel Forbes – U23 Men
Jerome Ameline – Masters

Road Race Championship

The fireworks continued on Sunday, July 17th with the Road Race National Championship, with riders battling it out in high temperatures and pockets of rain. And also like the ITT, the same names came to the forefront, powered by explosive performances. In the U23/Elite race, national team rider Nathaniel Forbes produced a masterclass, to roll solo across the line for the victory and the U23 National Championship. In the Elite division, Kevin Connolly’s consistency allowed him to outlast the competition to take the title with Andrew Mclaughlin overcoming several mechanical issues to take 2nd and Chris Bodden gaining a hard fought 3rd place. Jerome Ameline left it late after a long solo breakaway by Mario Sanchez, but displayed a blistering high-intensity effort to finish and take the Masters National Championship ahead of Sanchez and Jeremy Solomon in 3rd.

2022 Cayman Cycling Road Race National Champions
Kevin Connolly – Elite Men
Nathaniel Forbes – U23 Men
Jerome Ameline – Masters

Many thanks for the generous support of local companies Catalyst Group, Tricor, Mercedes-Benz Cayman, AA Rubis and Trifecta Films for our inaugural 2022 Cayman Cycling National Championships.