Cycling Federation Introduces Frankie Minott Governors’ Cup Trophy
Updated: May 11, 2018
The Jamaica Cycling Federation, JCF, will introduce the Frankie Minott Governors’ Cup Trophy and a purse money of $75,000 at its third Track Development Meet on Sunday, April 14, at the National Stadium Velodrome, in Kingston. The Frankie Minott Governor’s Cup Trophy will be awarded to the cyclist amassing the most points after competing in the 30 lap Elite Invitational Race in each of the three remaining Track Development Meets for the year. The purse of $75,000 will be spread evenly across the three Track Development Meets and prizes will be awarded to the top four riders on each occasion.
The trophy is being sponsored by Tony and Andy Myers, grandnephews of champion cyclist Frankie Minott. In the 1940’s and 50’s Minott was referred to as the king of Town Moore now called the National Heroes Circle. Races were held at Town Moore by the then Jamaica Cycle Racing Association with cyclists vying for the coveted Governor’s Cup. Frankie Minott retired the Governor’s Cup after winning it three times.
Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and the races will begin at 1:00 p.m. The event is free to the public. The Federation is inviting the public to attend the cycling events at the National Stadium to give support the riders and clubs as it seeks to rebuild the spirit and love for cycling in Jamaica.
The JCF is using the Track Development Meets to identify new talent to build a cadre of male and female riders to compete in local and international events, as well as to engage recreational cyclists across the country. The other Track Development Meets will be held on July 8 and August 19 and end with the National Track Championships on September 9 – 10, 2018.
Jamaica is ranked number 49 out of 71 countries by the UCI, behind Caribbean neighbours Trinidad & Tobago ranked at number 20 and ahead of Cuba which ranked at number 54.
About the JCF: The Jamaica Cycling Federation was established on July 27, 2012 and is a member of the Union of Cycliste Internationale, UCI, and an affiliate member of the Jamaica Olympic Association.
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