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BVI cyclist makes history at PanAm Masters Cycling Championship

Local cyclist Philippe Leroy

Philippe Leroy last week secured the BVI’s first gold medal at the 2022 Pan American Masters Road Cycling Championship held in Colombia.

This is the first time the BVI has won a medal at these high-level masters competitions which saw riders from North and South America, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Leroy represented the BVI in three events at the games.

He placed first in the individual Time Trials race with Colombians Gerardo Moncada and Fernando Al Grajales placing second and third, respectively.

For the Road Race, Leroy placed 18th as this was a team event that would have required more BVI cyclists for him to place in the top three.

The final event held last Sunday was the Criterium where Leroy placed 12th overall.

The BVI Cycling Federation congratulated Phillipe Leroy and pledged to continue developing the sport of cycling locally.

The Cycling Federation also said they will be celebrating Leroy’s gold medal this Saturday November 26, with a motorcade starting from the Purcell Roundabout to the Queen Elizabeth Park II . The event will start at 3 pm.

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  1. Lmfao says:

    He’s white. The locals don’t care. Only care about Africans that run.

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  2. Congratulations! says:

    Can I tell y’all that Philippe is closer to 100 than he is to 0. Such an inspiration and a living message that we should live pursuing our passions and striving for excellence regardless of our age and stage in life. Amazing stuff. Huge congrats to Philippe and to the BVI!

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  3. Caribbean Girl says:

    Well done. Congratulations!!!

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  4. Locally Made says:

    Stop the division and confusion and crawl back under the rock from whence you came.

    Congratulations to Philippe. You have done well! We are proud of you and your accomplishment. This is AMAZING considering the narrow roads and motorists which cyclists have to compete with when riding. Keep the energy and the sky is the limit!

    It would be great to see more persons involved in this sport.

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  5. Tasty says:

    I tend to agree – if he was black then we would have a home coming ceremony and he would be given a large cheque!
    Shame on us!

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  6. hmm says:

    he get gold he need to get a piece of land here

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  7. Blackbutterfly says:

    A very big congratulations to you sir!

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  8. Stop It! says:

    This is posted today, look at the date. Do you know what is intended for him in celebration?

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  9. YES !! says:

    What an inspiration. Phillipe is 62 years old btw !!!
    Congrats !!

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  10. Congrats Bro says:

    stop the hate and divisiveness. Black nor white he deserves a big congratulation

  11. Congratulations says:

    Philippe, you turned out to be exactly who I thought you were. Hadn’t seen you in a while. Congrats again. Proud of you. All the best.

  12. Amazing win for BVI! says:

    Yes the government is having a motorcade in honor of him today to celebrate his gold medal win!

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