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Riders Ready for Cross Country 2016

The annual cross country cycling classic is the biggest event on the cycling calendar and one of the hallmarks of the Easter weekend.  Cyclists covet the title and the chance to wear the garland.  President of the Cycling Federation of Belize, Dion Leslie spoke to Love news about the upcoming race.



A number of foreign teams have registered this year. Leslie spoke about some of the regulations and incentive prizes that have been changed for the race.



Keeping the tradition and excitement of the race, the Cycling Federation of Belize held a parade throughout the streets of Belize City to showcase the riders. The parade started from Court house over Swing Bridge and made its way through Belize City. President Dion Leslie says the parade is to keep the spirit of the race.



We spoke to some of the riders that are participating in the race. Kieon Robateau was ready to join the parade. He spoke to us about how confident he feels heading into the race.



Cyclist, Erwin Middleton spoke to us about what training has been like for him and how he’s been preparing for the race with his team.



Last years, first place winner was Belizean American Justin Williams. You can tune into Love FM Saturday morning beginning at five o’clock for coverage of the race.