Veteran cyclist, Adam Alexander was the fastest man on wheels on Friday's opening day of the inaugural T&T Cycling Federation's Virtual Time Trial Event at the Indoor Cycling Studio at Mucurapo Road, Port-of-Spain.
However, the Team Raiders rider who has for many years worn the red, white and black for the twin-island Republic will have to wait until the end of action on the final day today to know if he is the overall winner.
The cycling federation which is being led by Joseph Roberts decided not to release the times of the riders until after the event. However, riders who were scheduled to take part in yesterday's (Saturday) second day and today's final, will have to produce the performances of their lives to better Alexander who has been in the best of form up until the COVID19 pandemic brought sports to a halt.
Alexander was followed in the second position on the day by Jason Costelloe who rode unattached, and third-place Dennis Ramirez, who was the first man to take the virtual ride Friday, competing for Team Raiders.
Meanwhile, Mikela Hernandez was the lone female contender on the day, out of a registered field of about three women among 30-plus males.
That field is set to change though as Guardian Media Sports understands that the registration for the event is still ongoing.
Chairman of the Racing Committee of the TTCF Gregory Dandrade said Friday's opening event well quite well and he is expecting things to get even better for the other two days. "I was pleased with what I saw. A good turn-out of riders, over 30, which is a step in the right direction. I think what needs to happen though is that there need to be more bikes for the event. I also think that the event should open for the public to view, but all this will happen in due time," Dandrade explained.
Ten riders, including one woman, were scheduled to contest yesterday's event and another 15 or so for today. The rider with the fastest time will be declared the winner.
Meanwhile, the Road Criterium will take place on August 1 around the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba.