Sunday, December 21, 2008

Jope does the Triple

Jope played it cool and drafted Mesake the entire race and out sprinted him to the finish.

Jope Tikotani was favourite to win the Esquires Criterium II cycle races on Sunday and he did not disappoint. Tikotani had three wins. He was first in the 1km sprint and the 10k race. This gave him enough points to win the Wai Tui Cycles points as well. "Me and Mesake (Yalidole) both had the same amount of points coming into the last two races. I knew I had to win both to top the Wai Tui Cycles points." said Tikotani. " I decided to play it smart in the 10 kilometre race and stuck behind Mesake all the way. Then I gave it everything in the last lap"

There were two other races in the Esquires Criteriums. The Juniors race was won by Christopher Cakobau and the winner of the Womens race was Jessie Sansom.

These were the final races in the 1 Degree cycle race Series. "It's been a big success and we had overwhelming support from our sponsors" said Cycling Fiji President, Dom Sansom "Everyone trainned and raced had and for the first time we had children's races. Kids as young as seven were taking part and this is very encouraging for the future of the sport." said Sansom " We will have another series early in the new year.

Results Esquires Criterium II. Mens Sprint: 1. Jope Tikotani. 2. Mesake Yalidole, 3. Rusiate Matai. Womens Sprint: 1. Jessie Sansom 2. Jutta May. Juniorsz: 1. Christopher Cakobau, 2. Susan McGoon, 3. Jessie McGgoon. Mens 10km: 1. Jope Tikotani, 2. Rusiate Matai, 3.Mesake Yalidole.

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