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Heatwave takes lead in road league
After winning two of the three elite men’s events on Sunday, the Heatwave cycling club has leapfrogged Rigtech Sonics, and now leads the T&T Cycling Federation road league standings after four road races.
Barbadian cyclists Jamol Eastmond and Phillip Clarke led the Heatwave charge on Sunday at the Diego Martin Highway. Eastmond won the event for elite one, two and three riders and invitational riders, where competitors had to pedal for 50 minutes, then complete two laps of the 2.4 km course. Finishing behind Eastmond was T&T Team DPS (Drive Phase Sport) rider Joshua Alexander, followed by Clarke.
Clarke was the man in the three-lap race for elite one, two and three riders. Clarke outlasted Eastmond and Sonics rider Keron Bramble (T&T). In the other elite event, it was a clean sweep for Slipstream in the two-lap event for elite four cyclists, as Randall Cheekes, Adelino Perreira and Jonah Camps took the top three spots respectively. Sunday’s races were competitive, as the event was used as a qualifier for the Southern Games, which will be held in Trinidad from April 5-6.
Heatwave’s manager Edward Watson was elated with the club’s performances last Sunday.
“I was happy with the guys performances,” said Watson.
He spoke highly of the club’s coach Christopher Gill and stated the club’s strength is road racing.
“Our club’s focus is on road racing, we have an excellent coach in Christopher Gill and we are closely knit.” The last road league race, which will also be used as a qualifier for the Southern Games, will take place March 9 on the Diego Martin Highway.
Team DPS 26
The Braves 11
Bike Smith 7
Team Foundation 5
Corkie’s Casuals 4
Mike Bike’s 2