The cream of the nation’s wheelsmen will be vying to become an ounce of gold richer when the second annual 80-mile Kadir Mohamed Memorial Ounce of Gold road race pedals off today on Homestretch Avenue.
In excess of 60 riders will face the starter’s pistol at 7:30hrs with the lucrative first prize which is worth $225,000 on their minds.
National road race champion, Raynauth Jeffrey, the in-form Alanzo Greaves and other national riders like Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams, Robin Persaud, Orville Hinds and Hamzah Eastman will be among the favourites for this year’s event.
The event will roll off at Homestretch Avenue proceed to the Coca Cola sign at Dora on the Linden/Soesdyke highway and return to the point of origin for the finish.
The top 10 finishers in the Open category will all take home cash prizes and trophies while the top four juniors and three leading veterans will also receive prizes.
There will also be 10 sprint prizes up for grabs.
Neil Reece of the Flying Ace Cycle Club was the winner of the inaugural race last year.