The country's first-ever Virtual Cycling winner Adam Alexander is set to add to his impressive performance when he contests Sunday's T&T Cycling Federation's Road Race, which takes place at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, San Fernando.
The race is not a national event but cyclists earning top positions will earn the right to be selected on the national team for future events.
Alexander, a former national endurance rider produced a lightning-quick 29 minutes to secure the federation's inaugural 20-kilometre virtual cycling event at the Indoor Cycling Studio in Mucurapo Road, Port-of-Spain, despite competing on the opening day.
Roxanne Ramnath, the federation's Public Relations Officer (PRO) said she looks forward to a good showing, after not having activities in more than four months. "This will be the first real normal event since the COVID19 situation, and therefore all restrictions laid down by the Government and the Ministry of Health will be adhered to, such as wearing of masks, temperature checks, no gathering or congregating and proper sanitization at all times."
The event starts at 7 am and will feature action in seven categories, namely the Elite men (30km) and women (20km) which will be equivalent to 15 and 10 laps respectively, Junior men and women (10km), Masters 40-49 (10km), Masters 50-59 (10km), Masters 60-69 (10km), Masters 70-plus (4km), Juvenile men and women (10km), and Tinymites men (6km) and women (4km).
Registration is currently ongoing at $80 per rider. Unlike the virtual cycling event, cyclists will be presented with medals and first place trophies after the event.