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Alexander cops first road race
National and Team Foundation endurance cyclist Adam Alexander got past the consistent Phillip Clarke to win the first leg of the 2016 Road Series, yesterday.
The race, which took riders from the Mucurapo Foreshore to Couva and return, saw many of the region’s top riders battling for the top prize but it was T&T’s Alexander who came out the winner.
Barbadian Clarke, who has been one of the most consistent riders on the local circuit recently was second, while Russel Elcock (Team DPS) was third.
National junior cyclist Jabari Whiteman (Southclaine) was fourth ahead of Stephen Alexander (Team Foundation), while former national cyclist and current Sport Company of T&T chairman Michael Phillips (Mike’s Bikes) rounded off the top six.
Team DPS won the prime for having the most number of cyclists in the top ten as Elcock, Justin Roberts and Tyler Cole all accomplished the feat. Cole won the juniors category after placing ninth overall, while Whiteman grabbed the top spot in the juveniles category with his fourth place overall.
Alexander was out in front early and was closely followed by Clarke, Elcock, T&T duo James Hadeed (Heatwave) and Jovian Gomez (PSL) and Antiguan Jymes Bridges (Team DPS).
Clarke won the first $500 prime sponsored by Team DPS in memory of the late Ronald Dickie at the Endeavour Flyover, while Elcock won the second prime also sponsored by Team DPS in memory of Dickie. However, Alexander would out sprint the pair to claim the first road race of the year.
1 Adam Alexander
– Team Foundation
2 Phillip Clarke
3 Russel Elcock
– Team DPS
4 Jabari Whiteman
5 Stephen Alexander
– Team Foundation
6 Michael Phillips
– Mike’s Bikes