The annual five stage cycling road race organized by the National Sports Commission will take place early next month Director of sport Neil Kumar said yesterday.
According to Kumar, the organizers met recently and decided on September 5,6,7 and 8th for what is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated cycling events on the local calendar.
Kumar also said that one of the decisions taken recently was to have team riding in this year’s race and as such, for the annual three and five stage races, teams from Linden, Berbice, East Coast and Georgetown will be allowed to compete.
Kumar said this decision was taken in light of Guyana’s participation at the just concluded Alba games in Venezuela where Guyana ended with some 12 medals.
Kumar said following the Alba Games a decision was taken that team riding was paramount and would be incorporated into the two NSC-sponsored road races with immediate effect.