Cyclists from all over the world, including Guyana will meet at the Tour of Tobago’s 30th annual Tobago International Cycle Classic (TICC) which began on Tuesday September 27 and will go until October 2 in the twin Island Republic.
The six-day event got underway with the opening ceremony at the Johnston Apartments, Store Bay with riders coming from Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic Colombia, Sweden, Ecuador, Netherlands, Martinique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, France, Canada, USA, Australia, Aruba Barbados and the host country.
Guyana is represented by nine of the top local riders including team Coco’s Stephano ‘Sunny’ Husbands, who won the Victor Mecedo Road Race last Sunday, his team mate, Hamza Eastman who finished second in the same race. Raynauth ‘Obeya Man’ Jeffrey, Jamual John, Andre Greene, Romello Crawford, Juban Crawford, Andrew Hicks and Geron Williams and they will be looking to stop defending champion, Marlon Rodman out of Jamaica.
John, Jeffrey, Eastman, Williams and Husbands are all in the Under 25 division with Williams in division one. Greene, Hicks and both Crawford are in division two.
The second leg of the four leg race is set to begin today alongside the Young Men’s Christian Association Pool in Courland, Turtle Beach.
The Division One riders battled over four laps/100km on the Turtle Beach/Les Coteaux, Arnos Vale Circuit while The Division Two riders competed over two laps/50km
Additionally on the cards is a three stage international Mountain Bike Race.