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Diaz takes Scarborough Stage

Pachon wins 2018 Tobago Cycle Classic

By Clayton Clarke/Sean Mc Coon

CROWN POINT, Tobago: (Sun, Oct, 07) Oscar Pachon (VEN/Raiders) rode his way to the overall Division One title after claiming the final stage of the 2018 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) yesterday.  Pachon completed the 130km Tour of Tobago ride in four hours 35 minutes 7.13 seconds (4:35:07.13) ahead of Vicente Sanabrias Martinez (CUB/Dutch Food Valley), 4:35:08.60 and Camilo Vargas (COL/Recapi), 4:41:07.95. With his win Pachon earned 50 points to amass a total of 123 to secure to overall honours ahead of Robert Sierra (VEN/Heatwave), 105 points and Camilio Vargas (COL/Recapi), 85.  He came into Sunday’s final stage narrowly ahead of Robert Sierra (VEN/Heatwave) as both were on 73 points. However, the 30 year old Colombian came out with the top prize of TT$15,000.00. Pachon’s victory is his second following his win in 2014.  This year’s Tour of Tobago leg was included in the stage race for the first time in recent years and counted for double points for the overall standings.

The riders left the start line at the Scarborough Esplanade along Milford Road just after 8 o’clock in the morning and proceeded west unto the Claude Noel Highway down to the Shirvan junction traffic lights across to Plymouth, up to Whim junction and up to Mason Hall. At that stage of the race the cyclists were still bunched. However, the leaders broke away over the Easterfield Road heading into Hope Village. The extended their lead until a wrong turn forced the organisers to stop the race near the entrance to Fort Granby just after 9 o’clock. The leaders had long past Fort Granby and had to return to waiting bunch. After the resumption Pachon and his South American rivals led the way into the hills of Goodwood up to Betsy’s Hope, Delaford and Speyside and down to Charlotteville.  The riders navigated the picturesque roads of Hermitage into Lanse Formi and Bloody Bay before heading back down the Northside Road through Des Vignes Road and Moriah before head back over through Easterfield Road to Hope and down to Lambeau via the Claude Noel Highway before heading back up to Scarborough along Milford  Road.

Local hope Emile Abraham did not finish the race dropping out just after 11 o’clock.  However, the Tobago-born cyclist copped the Sprint King standings ahead of Akil Campbell (TTO/Heatwave) and Bernardo Diaz (VEN/Support Clean Sport). Abraham was also voted the Top Caribbean Cyclist and was top place local in eighth (62 points). Martinez proved his strength in the hills and won the King of the Mountains (KOM) honours ahead of Pachon and Erick Roa (COL/Recapi) and also rode away with the Top Masters (Over 40) trophy. Sierra was the top under 23 rider and  Kemp Oscoso secured the Top T&T award. Sixty five (65) started the Division One competition.

Pachon helped his Raiders team to the Top Team honours with 267 points  ahead of Sentry/Boatyard (161) and Team Pharmaco (159).  Ulloa Rodriguez Wilmer (COL/Raiders) took home the Fast and Furious Kieren finals held on Saturday during the Market Square Criterium. He completed the two laps sprint in 3:13.58 ahead of Luis Diaz (VEN/Support Clean Support), 3:17.70, and Albert Ramos (Dom/Team Pharmaco), 3:13.90. The TTO duo of  Abraham (3:14.55)and Heatwave Tyler Cole (3:26.32) were fifth and sixth.

Maurice Burnette (TTO/Pheonix) won Division Two with 49 points ahead of Andres Diaz (VEN/Raiders) 45 and Dominic Howard (BAR/Heatwave). The Division Two stage race ended on Saturday.

The cyclists received their prizes at the TICC Grand closing ceremony at the TICC Village at Johnston’s Apartments in Crown Point last on Sunday. THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, Debra Coryat Patton, Chairman of the Sports and Culture Fund of the Office of the Prime Minister were present to hand out prizes and award.

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Diaz and Frank dominate Scarborough leg of Tobago Cycle…but Pachon still leads

By Clayton Clarke/Sean Mc Coon

CROWN, POINT, Tobago: (Sat, Oct, 06) Louis Diaz (VEN/Support Clean Sport) and Frank Travieos (USA/Team Pharmarco) ruled the streets of Scarborough during the Stage Four of 2018 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) earlier today. Diaz won the Market Square Criterium Division One 60km/60 lap in  1 hr 42 minutes 9.61 seconds (1:42:09.61) ahead of Travieso in a sprint finish by 2/100 of a second (1:42:09.63). The pair crushed the field after taking the lead at the end of the 24th lap end worked together to end the their lead over the chasing pelaton. The two exchanged the lead and pushed the pace until the caught the pack in the completion of the 36th lap (24 remaining).  

Lewis Paul (UK/TBW23) led the opening lap ahead of Gregory Vanderpool (BAR/Sentry Boatyard). Yoxmel Diaz (VEN/Support Clean Sport) and Dennis Ramirez (COL/Raiders) took the next laps before Travieso took over after five loops. He and Bernardo Diaz (VEN/Support Clean Sport) maintained the lead until the end of lap seven when Heatwaves riders Jamol Eastman (BAR) and Guy Costa (TTO) went ahead. The pace slowed down and picked up as different riders showed their intentions for taking the stage. Martiniquan Mikael Stanislas (Sentry/Boatyard) and TTO’s Jabari Whiteman (Dutch Food Valley) all had their moments in front before Diaz and Travieso teamed up to conquer the field.  

The race was full of drama and spills and had to be stopped on two occasions because of crashes. The first spill came during the 15th loop and participants were forced to wait until the affected riders were treated before the competition resumed. Another collision occurred ten laps from the finished just after the finish line. The injured cyclist was taken to hospital. As the riders eagerly awaited the restart the rains came and several participants opted to ride cautiously on the wet and slippery roads.

Robert Sierra (VEN/Heatwave) finished in third ahead of Edwin Sutherland (BAR/Heatwave) with TTO’s Kemp Orosco (Heatwave), Ramirez, veteran Emile Abraham (TTO/Team Pharmaco), Bernardo Diaz, Stanislas and yellow jersey wearer Oscar Pachon (COL/Raiders rounded off the top ten. Pachon’s tenth place was enough to see him maintain the overall lead narrowly over Sierra. Both are on 73 points. Stage One winner Carlos Linares (VEN/Raiders) is third (68) ahead of Abraham (62) and Kein Vogel (GER/Embrace the World).

Abraham continues to defy age and leads the Sprint King standing ahead of  another local rider Akil Campbell and Bernardo Diaz. Abraham is also the top Masters (Over40), Caribbean and TTO cyclists for yet another stage. Team Raiders is leading in the Team standings ahead of Heatwave and Team Pharmaco.

TTO’s Maurice Burnette (Pheonix) took over the lead in the Division Two category after winning the 20km/20 lap in 38 minutes 43.62 seconds (38:43.62) from another local Kirtson George (Raiders) and Andres Diaz (VEN/Raiders).  Heatwave holds the top three spots in the Ladies class as Alexis Costa is ahead of sister Jessica and Cheyenne Awai.

Mark London took another Division Three crown after his wins in Plymouth on Friday and Scarborough. The five-time Carifta Games track and field champion cruised to victory ahead of Deon David and Cecil Meville in both stages.

The 2018 Tobago International Cycling Classic culminates with the 130km Tour of Tobago on Sunday which begins at the Scarborough Esplanade in Scarborough at 7:30am. The riders will proceed along Milford Road and unto Claude Noel Highway unto Shirvan Road up to Dunveygan Road up to Northside Road, Speyside, Charlotteville, Parletuvier down to Hope, across to Mason Hall down Auchenskeoch Roundabout and up back to Scarborough.  This year’s edition will end with the prize-giving ceremony at the Cycling Village at Johnston Apartments.

trip around the island ahead of Sunday’s finale-Tour of Tobago.

The Plymouth Village criterium (Division One-65km/50 laps, Division-Two- 26km/20 laps, Division Three-7km/5 laps) is set for Friday, October, 5 on Shelbourne Street (1:30pm)  and the Market Square criterium (Division One-60 km/60 laps, Division Two-20 km/20 laps, Division Three-5km/5 laps) is set for Wilson Road, Scarborough Sat, October, 6 (8:30am)

Sponsors: Tobago House of Assembly (THA), The Sports and Culture Fund, National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), National Gas Company (NGC), Ministry of Tourism, Dasani Water, British Airways, Econo Car Rentals, El Pecos, Agostini Insurance, Crown Point Hotel, Johnston Apartments, B Mobile, Holiday Snacks, Bermudez and Reboot.

The annual Tobago International Cycling Classic is now in its 31st edition. This year will see the introduction of the Gran Fondo event on Friday, where the riders will take a  trip around the island ahead of Sunday’s finale-Tour of Tobago.

The Plymouth Village criterium (Division One-65km/50 laps, Division-Two- 26km/20 laps, Division Three-7km/5 laps) is set for Friday, October, 5 on Shelbourne Street (1:30pm)  and the Market Square criterium (Division One-60 km/60 laps, Division Two-20 km/20 laps, Division Three-5km/5 laps)  is set for Wilson Road, Scarborough Sat, October, 6 (8:30am)

Sponsors: Tobago House of Assembly (THA), The Sports and Culture Fund, National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), National Gas Company (NGC), Ministry of Tourism, Dasani Water, British Airways, Econo Car Rentals, El Pecos, Agostini Insurance, Crown Point Hotel, Johnston Apartments, B Mobile, Holiday Snacks, Bermudez. 

Clayton Clarke 1-868)-321-6195/266-2869) & Sean Mc Coom (1-868 466-0608)

Media Liaison Officers)-2018 Tobago International Cycling Classic

 

Abraham – Sprint leader