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Teen Dominates Points

He was the youngest rider on the Cayman Islands Cycling Association’s circuit in 2018 but 15-year-old Nathaniel Forbes was the one standing the tallest at the end of the season. In his first year of competition, Forbes topped the podium as the points champion.

It was consistency that did the trick for Forbes, as he was the top of the three juvenile competitors on the circuit this year, which gave him enough points (86) to stand atop the podium as the overall points champion.

It was consistency that did the trick for Forbes, as he was the top of the three juvenile competitors on the circuit this year, which gave him enough points (86) to stand atop the podium as the overall points champion.

Veteran cyclist, Michele ‘Mitch’ Smith topped the Masters category and was second overall with 85 points. Another juvenile rider, Josh Weaver, was third overall with 73 points as another consistent performer.

Forbes has fallen in love with the sport during his first full season on the circuit. He also credits cycling with improving his work ethic elsewhere. “By doing cycling, it helps me in different ways like schoolwork. You have to work hard to achieve, so I will continue to push on with the sport. It’s a passion although it is difficult,”

Ameline, who was second among Masters riders through the season, said he was pleased to see Forbes, his brother Matthew, and Weaver improve as the season went along. “I’m very proud. The three of them are training at Revolutions. Regardless of who arrives first, I’m proud of the three of them. It is definitely a fun atmosphere among them. Nathaniel is the youngest and I think there is a big future in the next two years,”

Forbes has fallen in love with the sport during his first full season on the circuit. He also credits cycling with improving his work ethic elsewhere. “By doing cycling, it helps me in different ways like schoolwork. You have to work hard to achieve, so I will continue to push on with the sport. It’s a passion although it is difficult,” he said.