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Darel Christopher Jr.

The British Virgin Islands’ lone professional cyclist is in Austria this week for one of the world’s biggest road racing events.

Darel Christopher Jr., who grew up on Tortola, will compete in the Union Cycliste Internationale 2018 Road World Championships, which began Sunday in Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria.

Christopher, whose father was a championship-winning cyclist in the Caribbean, will race against 60 other competitors in the men’s elite individual time trial on Wednesday.

The men’s elite individual time trial begins in Rattenberg, Austria, and races over a 52.5-kilometer (32.6-mile) course that includes at least one major hill climb.

St. Croix sailor finishes 10th in fleet at Para Worlds

Tony Sanpere, of Christiansted, St. Croix, finished 10th in the Hansa 303 Silver fleet at the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships, which concluded Saturday in Sheboygan, Wis.

Sanpere finished eighth, 10th and ninth in his three Silver fleet races for 27 points. Turkey’s Hasan Huseyin Akbulut won the fleet title with 10 points, winning two of his three races.

Sanpere went into the Silver fleet after finishing in a three-way tie for 22nd during the qualifying round. In his six qualifying races, he posted a pair of sixth places for his best finish, as well as a seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th for 36 points. That left him tied with Akbulut and Greece’s Nikolaos Paterakis in the qualifying standings.

LaRaza, United We Stand win preseason matches

St. Thomas adult soccer clubs LaRaza and United We Stand won their opening preseason matches Sunday in the U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association’s Sunday Soccer on St. Thomas program.

LaRaza edged New Vibes 3-2, while United We Stand shut out Raymix 7-0 at Lionel Roberts Stadium in the first of three scheduled preseason matches before the start of the USVISA’s St. Thomas Men’s League on Oct. 14.

Other preseason matches are scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 at Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas, with the first match beginning at 4 p.m.

Complex looking to hire assistant football coach

St. Croix Educational Complex High School’s tackle football team is looking to hire an assistant coach for the 2018 season.

Candidates are expected to have a knowledge of football and coaching, and will be required to complete required online courses by the end of September.

If hired, candidates must work daily from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The season runs until mid-December, and also entails weekend trips to St. Thomas during the season.

This is a paid position. For more information or to apply, call 340-473-9573 or email william.cofiell@vide.vi.

Positive Guidance tourney set for Oct. 4-7 on St. Croix

Entries are now being accepted for the Positive Guidance Invitational youth basketball tournament, to be played Ocgt. 4-7 at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School gymnasium.

The tournament will have games in three divisions — 12-under, 14-under and 16-under — with teams from St. Croix, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico expected to compete.

Admission each day of the tournament is $3 for adults and children age 13-up, and $1 for children age 12-under.

For more information, call 340-277-6451.

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