Minister Lake receives a visit from Champion Cyclists Jayson Rousseau

The Minister of Public Housing, Environment, Spatial Development and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI) Hon. Maurice Lake on Monday received a visit from Champion Cyclists Jayson Rousseau (19) to show the minister his trophy that he won on Sunday during the NAGICO Grand Prix Cycle Race.


Minister Lake is a former cyclists and an avid cycling fan, and also hails from a family of champion cyclists. Lake appreciated very much the visit and congratulated Jayson Rousseau on this great accomplishment is his cycling career.

"I am a big fan of cycling. My Uncle Sylvere Dulorme was the champion of St. Maarten and Guadeloupe. My eldest brother Francois Lake was a great cyclist who taught my other brother Etienne and myself on how to compete on an international level.

"I am very proud of our own Velo Club De Grand Case (VCG) and the champion Jayson Rousseau for their outstanding performance over the past two days of the NAGICO race.

"I had seen him riding in a race the week before and had admired his cycling capabilities. I encouraged him to continue to stay focused and to be the best that he can be so that he can continue to put St. Maarten/St. Martin’s name on the map in the field of cycling," Minister Hon. Maurice Lake said on Monday.

Jayson Rousseau stated that his success was due to his team VCG. Rousseau will be competing in a race in France next week.

PHOTO CUTLINE: L to R, Minister Lake’s Executive Assistant Otmar Jonis, Minister Hon. Maurice Lake, Jayson Rousseau, Chef of Minister Lake’s Cabinet Veronica Jansen-Webster, and Jean Paul Rousseau.