Sunday, November 30, 2008

Congratulations Mesake!

Mesake wins the Palipane Hill Climb Challenge in 13 minutes 3 seconds

Back l-r: John, Mesake (winner), Shane, Jutta, Vukiboy, Wah, Junior, Jope, Eroni
Front: Yun, Jess, Sandra

The Palipane Challenge
Long shot Mesake Yalidole set a blistering pace to take out the inaugural Palipane Cycling Challenge Trophy on Sunday morning. The race has a tough, four kilometer uphill climb from Sawani to Colo i Suva and Yalidole was over a minute ahed of the runner up Timothy Fong Jnr.
"I cycle to work from Suvavou to Tamavua every day and this has really helped my training. said Yalidole. I knew some Fiji's top cyclists were taking part and I didn't think I had a chance." Yalidole doesn not own a racing bike and used a Velocity Club bike with was donated by former member Bryce Irving. Thanks Bryce!
The Palipane Challenge Trophy was donated by the Palipane family who leave Fiji next month. Shane Palipane is a passionate cyclist and competes in all local events. "I am honoured to give my Family name to this Challenge. I hope it will encourage Fiji cyclists to train harder and be dedicated to the sport."
1. Mesake Yalidole, 13 minutes 03.48 seconds.
2. Timothy Fong Jnr, 14.14.28.
3. Shane Palipane, 14.26.57.
4. Yee Wah Sing, 14.48.09.
5. Jope Tikotani, 16.15.38.
6. Kaliova Vuki, 16.34.08.
7. Yun Yin Yee 25.04.76

1 comment:

alena said...

Finally Mesake beats Shane Palipane...Congratz Mess...Don't get ur hopes up...this sunday Shane will beat u