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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, September 27, 2013
In loving memory of
Sunrise: 7th October 1945
Sunset: 27th September 2012
and a cure was not to be;
So he put his arms around you
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us
Sadly missed & lovingly remembered by your wife &
children and many other relatives and friends. R.I.P.
Sunrise: 13, April 19
61 Sunset: 27, Sept 2011
When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm
not there to see if the sun should rise and find
your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry. The way
you did today when thinking of the many
things we didn't get to say. I know how
much you love me.
As much as I love you and each time that you think of me I know you'll miss me too. So when
tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart for every time you think of me I'm
right there in your heart.
Lovingly remembered by: Parents: Merle and Reynorld Stewart. Husband: Ashworth
Alexander. Children: Stephen, Rhesha, Aaron. Siblings: Hazel, Noel, Karen and Dexter.
Grandchildren of (5). Family of the Aguard's. Close friend of: Junior "sumsy". Niece of:
Sylvan Dean and Roslyn Francisco.
We love you always.
FLORENCE---When it comes to the
women s road race at the cycling
world championships, Marianne
Vos is the undisputed favourite.
The Dutchwoman has finished
either first or second in each of the
last seven years and is again expected
the podium after tomorrow s 140-
kilometre (87-mile) race from Mon-
tecatini Terme to Florence.
Vos first inspected the course in
March, and she liked what she saw.
The route concludes with five laps
of a hilly circuit in Florence, meaning
the steep climb to the scenic town
of Fiesole overlooking Florence will
be ascended five times.
"I like it. It s really hard. That s
going to be good for the race, because
the best (riders) will end up in front
for the finish," Vos told The Asso-
ciated Press before official on-course
training yesterday. "I hope to be
there. For sure it s going to be a real
Vos won this race in Salzburg,
Austria, in 2006 and again last year
before her home fans in Valkenburg.
She was also runner-up five straight
times from 2007-11.
She also won the road race at the
London Olympics and has world and
Olympic titles in cyclo-cross and
So who can challenge her?
"The whole Italian squad is very
strong," she said. "They have several
cards to play. Then there are some
individuals, and the Americans."
Italians have won the race four
times in the last six years. Maria
Bastianelli won it in 2007, Tatiana
Guderzo in 09 and Giorgia Bronzini
in 10 and 11.
Another contender is Emma
Johansson of Sweden, who finished
second to Vos in this year s World
Among the US riders, there s Car-
men Small and Evelyn Stevens, who
finished third and fourth, respec-
tively, in the individual time trial on
Tuesday, and Mara Abbott, who won
this year s women s Giro d Italia.
"With the climbs," Vos said, "for
sure (Abbott) is one of the
champion Bradley Wiggins to
Swiss time trial specialist Fabian
Cancellara, riders don t seem to
care much about today s con-
tentious UCI presidential election.
While British challenger Brian
Cookson is attempting to end the
eight-year reign of Ireland s Pat
McQuaid as head of cycling s world
governing body, riders have taken
an apathetic view.
"It s not something I ve really
followed," said Wiggins, who won
the time trial at the 2012 London
Olympics weeks after becoming the
first British rider to win the Tour
"From my understanding it s a
done deal---Cookson s already in.
That s what I hear from people talk-
ing on the bus and stuff," Wiggins
added. "Like with most of these
things, the riders are the last ones
to be asked what we think. We re
just pawns in everyone s game and
what goes on goes on."
The election, held during the
road world championships, will be
done by secret ballot among 42
voters. A simple majority of 22 votes
is required for victory.
It remains unclear if McQuaid
has a valid nomination. Federations
in his home country, Ireland, and
Switzerland, where he lives, with-
drew support after the UCI was
accused of helping to cover up
Lance Armstrong s doping.
McQuaid claims valid nomina-
tions from Thailand and Moroc-
co---although those could be
dependent on the UCI congress
approving changes to the body s
statutes before the presidential vote.
"I have (more) important things
to do than follow what is going on,"
Cancellara said. "For me what is
really, really important is whatever
will come we have the right pres-
ident that goes in the right direction
for cycling, the goodness of this
sport and that we get all together
stronger in the world of sports and
politics. Because cycling is one of
the best and most beautiful sports
in the world, with so much passion
that is behind us," Cancellara added.
"But so many things go wrong
because we have too many people
who are egoists...The important
thing is that everything is legal and
in the right direction."
The voting congress will be held
in Florence s historic Palazzo Vec-
The Dutch team Rabo celebrates after winning the silver medal women's team
time trial to open the road cycling world championships in Florence, Italy,
Sunday. AP PHOTO
Vos is undisputed
queen of road race
Cyclists just don't
care about UCI vote
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