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BaldBeard Criteriums 2015 – Race One – 7th August

Posted By Sportinmalta On August 13, 2015 @ 4:58 pm In Cycling,Featured,Other | No Comments

Gavin Muscat

Top local cycling teams were on the line-up for the inaugural criterium organised by BaldBeard Cycling Events on 7th August 2015 at Hal Far Raceway, in collaboration with the Malta Drag Racing Association.

The tough competition made breakaways from the group very difficult despite numerous attempts from different cyclists.

The race outcome was decided on the final sprint towards the finish line where Steve Sciberras (Birkirkara St. Joseph S.C.) powered his way to first place, followed by Mark Bonnici (Agones S.F.C.) in second place, and completing the podium was Christian Formosa (Greens C.C.) in third position.

For the ladies category Marie Claire Aquilina (Greens C.C.) dominated the field.

This cycling race was the first in a set of three, referred to as BaldBeard Criteriums 2015. Next races will take place at Hal Far Raceway on the 21st August 6pm and 11th September 5:30pm respectively.

These races are sponsored by Candylicous, The Mixologist, The Cyclist, Delta Media Services, The Bearded Man Malta, and Express Bikes.

The term ‘criterium’ in cycling refers to a time-limited mass start race. Therefore cyclists compete against each other for an established time to win the race, in this case approximately one hour. Such ‘short’ races a very intense in terms of speed and physical demand.




Mark Bonnici(2nd in men's category)

Christian Formosa(3rd in men's category)











Marie Clarie Aquilina(Women's category winner)


Steve Sciberras(men's category winner)






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