United Kingdom-based biker Claire Fraser-Green dominated the competition at the National Cycling Championships over the weekend, impressing in the time-trial championships on Saturday then claiming the female National Road Race Trophy on Sunday.Fraser-Green outdid Shenika Teixeira and Abigail Jeffrey to earn her sixth national road race title, after winning her sixth successive time-trial title on Saturday.In the 53-mile race from Homestretch Avenue to Timehri’s bottleneck and back, Fraser-Green stopped the clock in two hours, 46 minutes and 14 seconds, miles ahead of Teixeira and Jeffrey, who crossed the line together in a time of 3hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds.In the male side of things, Warren “40” McKay won the spoils in the veteran category ahead of Nigel London and Mark Spencer. The father of 10 recorded a winning time of three hours and 51 minutes; as did junior champion Brighton John in the 85-mile event.The senior will saddle up on Sunday on the same route also from 07:30hrs. However, racers will then proceed to Moblissa on the Linden Highway.Time-Trial and road race champion Raynauth Jeffrey is expected to be tested by standout riders like Shaquel Agard, Paul DeNobrega, Andrew Hicks, Hamza Eastman, Jamal John, Romello Crawford and Alonzo Ambrose.On Saturday, Fraser-Green and USA-based Jeffrey emphatically defended their Time-Trial titles to highlight Day 1 of the National Cycling Championships. Fraser-Greene completed the 20km course in 40 minutes and 12 seconds, more than five minutes ahead of the other competitor, Shenika Texeira (46m: 59s). In the male category, Jeffrey (senior) and John (junior) and Jaikarran Sukhai (veteran) emerged winners in their respective categories. Jeffrey (28m: 36s) finished almost a minute ahead of Andrew Hicks (29m: 24s), while the junior champion, John, finished third overall in 29 minutes and 34 seconds.John was victorious over Berbician Ajap Gopilall (34m: 32s) and Movan Fraser (34:52s) in the junior ranks.Sukhai topped the podium for the vets, leading Stephen Fernandes (32m: 57s) and Paul Thomas (33m: 45s).
Gennaro Gattuso said he laughs when AC Milan are hailed as Serie A challengers and lashed out at his team’s “embarrassing” performance against Cagliari.Gonzalo Higuain’s first Rossoneri goal salvaged a draw at Sardegna Arena on Sunday, cancelling out Joao Pedro’s early opener on the midfielder’s return from a doping ban.Suso forced two saves from Alessio Cragno in the closing stages, while Higuain headed a Diego Laxalt cross wide, but Gattuso was furious at his side’s first-half display. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “The start we have had is a problem that we have to solve,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia.”The first 20 minutes were embarrassing. If you go down 2-0 in this game we cannot recover it anymore.”We did a lot of good, but in those 20 minutes it was a very bad game on the mental level, tactical, over everything.”I did not see any offensive insertion in the first half hour, that’s not good enough. The road is still long, today we went well.”Milan have a game in hand over leaders Juventus but sit eight points off the pace after their opening three fixtures, leading Gattuso to mock pundits who suggest they could rival the Bianconeri.”I laugh when people say that we are the second or third best team,” he added.”Our potential is strong, but if we do not win these games it becomes tough. “I do not want to throw my hands in the air, but there is still a long way to go. If we can learn to manage certain situations we can have an important season.”If you want to be a contender for a championship you cannot afford to have an attitude like this – and this happened last year.”