Antigua and Barbuda retained the Title of the 24th OECS Cycling Championship Trophy with a dominant display by taking to the podium in three divisions contested here yesterday.
After 78 miles riding between Mt. Grenan and Georgetown, team Antigua swept the first three places in the elite Division. Jyme Bridges won first place for Antigua in a time of 3 hours 16 minutes and 6 seconds. Second was Robert Marsh also of Antigua in a time of 3 hours, 16 minutes 06 seconds. Last year’s winner-Andre Simon sealed the podium dominance for Antigua finishing third in 3 hours 16 minutes 7 seconds.
Antigua did not stop there, they also secured four place in the top five finish with Tesheed Gordon finishing 5th with a time of 3 hours, 20 minutes 20 seconds.
Gordon also won the Junior category. Zefal Bailey of St. Vincent and the Grenadines finished second in 3 hours 24 minutes 18 seconds. He was the first Vincentian finisher. Third place went to Hudson Dowden of Grenada in 3 hours, 54 minutes, 59 seconds.
Robert Marsh of Antigua won the Masters Division, while the other competitor was Peter Durrant of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was second in 3 hours, 48 minutes, 54 seconds.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union received high praises for a well run event. The next major event to be hosted by the Cycling Union will be the Caribbean Masters slated for November of this year.