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Great Sprint Finish gives Borg a memorable win

Posted By Sportinmalta On February 20, 2016 @ 3:54 pm In Cycling,Featured,Other | No Comments

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Pierre Borg of Mosta C.C. won the first race of this year’s Maltese Cycling Calendar. On Sunday 31st January Mosta C.C organized a 100km Road Race on the Zebbug By-pass Circiut. The race started with a very strong pace with many cyclist of different clubs trying to go in an early breakaway in order to anticipate the group and avoid a sprint finish. However the Mosta C.C cyclists were very attentive and managed to cover every attack. Race Favourite Etienne Bonello was involved in a crash in the early stages of the race with no consequences.

With none of the cyclist managed to form a breakaway, the race was going to be won in a sprint. Borg managed to put himself in a good position for the sprint finish and with a phenomenal power, Borg opened his sprint at 200m to go. Nobody could respond to Borg’s sprint who won the race in a time of 2hrs 40min. Reign National Champion Maurice Formosa finish in 2nd place with Agones’ Steve Sciberras in third. In the last stages of the race, a big crash occurred with two cyclists were injures badly and were taken to hospital.

Contacted after the race Borg was very happy with his performance. After a year with many injuries where he could not find the right form, this winter he managed to train well, without injuries and managed to be on the starting line of this race in good shape. He is very to have won this race for the second time in his career and also he is happy to win a race organised by his club. Pierre Borg would like to thanks his coach Keith Galea who really believes in his talent, his club Mosta cycling club and his family for their support

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Sprint fenomenali jagħti rebħa memorabli lil Pierre Borg

Pierre Borg tal-Mosta Cyċling Club rebaħ l-ewwel tellieqa tal-istaġun tal-kampjonat taċ-ċiklizmu. Nhar il hadd 31 ta Jannar il Mosta Ċyċling Ċlub organizzaw tellieqa fuq il korsa tal- By pass ta’ Ħaż Żebbuġ. L aqwa ċiklisti ta Malta kollha hadu sehem f din it tellieqa ta 100km.

It tellieqa bdiet mill – ewwel pass  bsahtu fejn kien hem diversi attakki min ċiklisti ta diversi ċlubs biex jippruvaw ikun f harba u jantiċipgħu il grupp. Imma ċ ċiklisti tal Mosta kienu ferm attenti biex jinnewtralizzaw kull attakk. F’nofs it tellieqa Etienne Bonello tal Greens Cycling Club, li kien wiehed mill favoriti għar rebha finali kien involut f waqa li fortunatament ma kellux l ebda konsegwenzi.

Kollox kien jidher li t-tellieqa kienet ser tispiċċa bi sprint finali. Fl aħħar ftit kilometri tat tellieqa Borg irnexxielu jsib posizzjoni tajba għal lis sprint u b’ saħħa fenomenali fetah lis sprint tiegħu fl aħħar 200m. Hadd ma irnexxielu ilaħħaq mal lis sprint B saħħita ta Borg biex irnexxielu jirbah it tellieqa f hin ta 2hrs 40mins.

Borg irnexxielu jegħleb lis sfida taċ-champion renjanti Mauriċe Formosa ta’ The Cyclist li spiċċa fit tieni post. Steve Sċiberras tal – agones spiċċa Fit tielet post. Ta min jirrimarka li seħħ inċident fejn gew involuti zewg ċiklisti fl aħħar ftit metri tat tellieqa. Iċ ċiklisti ittiehdu lis sport b griehi hfief

Ikkuntatjat minn da nil gurnal Borg qal li jinsab vera kuntent bdin ir rebha. Wara li is sena l ohra kellu hafna injuries u ma setax ikollu il forma li xtaq, f din ix xitwa huwa tharreg tajjeb u mingħajr injuries u b hekk wasal għal din it tellieqa b forma tajba. Huwa jinsab kuntent li beda lis stagun b rebha u sodisfatt li rebah it tellieqa li giet organizzata mil ċlub tiegħu stess. Pierre Borg jixtieq jirringrazzja lil ċoaċh tiegħu Keith Galea li tant jemmen fit talent tiegħu, lil ċlub Mosta C.C u lill-familja tiegħu tas support li jtuh

Photo courtesy of Wally Galea


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