LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: V.I. Cycling Federation season finale this weekend

The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation will cap off its 2018 season next week, with a two-day series of races Saturday and Sunday on St. Croix.

Saturday’s races will be a series of individual time trials on an 18-mile course beginning and ending at the entrance to Ha’Penny Beach on South Shore Road. The route will run along South Shore Road to the Divi Hotel and back, with cyclists starting at one-minute intervals.

Sunday’s races will be a road race, with competitors racing on three different courses of varying lengths, depending on division.

All races will begin at the former Café Kaleidoscope at the intersection of Routes 62 and 624, heading east.

The Elite division cyclists will race on a 51-mile course, racing around the east end of St. Croix along South Shore Road, then continuing on Northside Road to the Christiansted Bypass, through Beeston Hill to a left at the Cool Out Bar, then past Café Kaleidoscope for a second lap of the course.

Expert division riders will race on a 40-mile course, completing the first lap on the Elite division course, then turning left at Union-Mt. Washington, another left at Southgate, over the Christiansted Bypass, then left at Cool Out Bar and finishing at Cafe Kaleidoscope.

The Sport and Masters divisions will race a 30-mile course, turning left at Union-Mt. Washington after the start at Café Kaleidoscope, another left at Southgate, over the Christiansted Bypass, then left at Cool Out Bar and passing by Cafe Kaleidoscope for a second lap of the same course.

The top three finishers in each division will receive trophies. For more information, call 340-332-6282.

Nuff Respect basketball tourney this week at UVI

Youth basketball teams from across the territory will converge on St. Thomas this week for the Nuff Respect Basketball Classic, which begins Thursday evening.

The tournament will feature co-ed teams competing daily in three age-group divisions — 12-under, 15-under and 18-under — through Sunday, when the championship games will be played.

All of the tournament games will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. Admission to the games is $5 for adults, with children admitted free.

Door prizes, raffles, prize givaways and live entertainment will also be available daily.

Ninth-grade flag football registration Saturday

Next Level Athletics is forming a flag football league for players who are in the ninth grade in a St. Thomas public or private school.

Player registration will be held Saturday at Lionel Roberts Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m.

From there, a draft will be held from the registered player pool to form teams for the league, which will tentatively play its first games in late September.

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