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FORMOSA CHAMPION FOR THE FIRST TIME

The National Road Race Championship organized by the Malta Cycling Federation crowned a new champion this year when Christian Formosa claimed the Elite category.

Formosa had the great satisfaction of becoming the champion for the first time after having been so close to doing so in recent seasons when this year he finishing on top with a total of 555 points, obtaining them from two wins in San Martin and in Tal-Maqluba and a fourth place at Ta ' Penellu.

His brother, Maurice Formosa, a member of the same club of The Cyclists CC classified in second place with a total of 490 points, while third place finished Etienne Bonello of Team Greens with a total of 440 points.

The female championship honour went to Michelle Vella Wood of Team Greens, confirming its very good season after also winning the silver medal in San Marino as she finished first with a total of 550 points. These points were acquired by winning Ta’ Penellu race and twice second in San Martin and Tal-Maqluba.

In second place with less twenty points finished the ex-champion Stephanie Alden of The Cyclists as she was also a winner of a silver medal in San Marino. Marion Pullicino Mosta AF Sign Studio CC finished third with a total of 435 points.

The successes for The Cyclists Club continued even when they won the Junior Championship where winner Nicholas Attard Montaldo finished up with a maximum of 600 points to keep the same title won last year.

Team=mate Isaac Spiteri finished second with 525 points, while third classified Gianluca Camilleri Birkirkara St. Joseph with a total of 310 points.

The Master 40+ category was dominated by Ivan Zammit of Birkirkara St Joseph SC with three wins for a maximum total of 600 points.

In second place classified Kelvin Goodwin of Agones SFC with a total of 505 points and third ranked Colin Tabone of Team Greens with 470 points.

The 50+ Masters Championship saw another success from a cyclist of The Cyclists when Joseph Micallef ended in front with a total of 575 points, while with 375 points finished second his teammate Kenneth Zammit.

In third position with 175 points ended Chris Iwanik Birkirkara St Joseph SC. Emmanuel Camilleri of Mosta AF Sign Studio CC won the Masters Championship 60+ with a maximum of 600 points winning all three races.

The Championship for the Under 15’s, Kristina Spiteri (The Cyclists) gained three victories to ends of young girls champion with a maximum of 600 points.

Second ended former champion Veronique Pace Asciak Mosta AF Sign Studio CC gaining a total of 525 points.

Nicholas Micallef Mosta AF Sign Studio CC finished first in the Boys category with a total of 575 points, followed by another two cyclists of the same club of Mosta where Matthew Galea Pirotta gained a total of 550 points and Malcolm Vassallo with 450 points.

The Maltese Cycling Federation would like to give thanks to timing system provider ARRTS team, who took care of the race timing and to each respective Local Council for all their cooperation.

Thanks also goes out to the Police Department who were of great assistance and as well the Malta Red Cross Operations, many volunteers as timekeepers and marshalls for their service.
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