BERBICE cyclist, Andrew Hicks, riding for the Trojan Cycle Club, rode a well-calculated race to win the feature Laparkan Holdings 35-lap cycle road race in the National Park yesterday, when Cycle Coach Hassan Mohamed staged the 13th edition of the annual event.Hicks returned a time of one hour, 18 minutes 30.28 seconds in winning the event along with two prime prizes.Guyana Defence Forces’ Alonzo Ambrose placed second, while Paul De Nobrega was third, followed by Jamal John, fourth, Raul Leal, fifth and Silvio Inniss in the sixth positionLast year’s winner of the event, Junior Niles, failed to place among the top six but won three of the prime prizes, while DeNobrega, Christopher Griffith and Inniss won one each.From the start of the event, Hicks stayed with the leaders throughout and made at least three attempts to break away from the pack, but on each occasion he was pulled in back by the peloton.However, with one lap remaining, Hicks jumped the pack and rode across the finish line unchallenged and ahead of the field.After the event, Hicks said he is overjoyed to win the event, his second victory for 2017 and will be using yesterday’s win as a warm-up for today’s Victor Macedo’s 75-miler road race, which wheels off from Macedo’s Peter Rose Street, Queenstown residence. The race will proceed to Long Creek on the Linden Highway before returning to finish on Homestretch Avenue.In other results from yesterday’s 11-race programme, Nigel Dugid was first to cross the finish line in the juvenile’s 10-lap race. Second was Adealie Hodge and finishing third was Jason Cameron.John Niles won the three-lap race for BMX boys 12-14 years old, while Marvin Knight was the winner of the BMX boys and Girls 12-14 years old three-lap race. Second was Zab James.Jaikarran Sukhai was the winner of the five-lap race for veterans over 50 years of age. Second was Junior Niles and finishing third was Leer Nunes.Kennard Lovell won the five-lap race for veterans over 50 years of age ahead of Linden Blackman and Shameer Baksh respectively, while Ozia McAulley and Nigel Jacobs placed first and second, respectively in the five-lap event for mountain bikers.