Team Coco’s riders defied the odds to finish 1, 2, 3 in yesterday’s gruelling 70-mile Victor Macedo Memorial road race.
One of the club’s youngest wheelsmen, Stephano Husbands, placed first in the 14th edition of the event while his club mates Hamza Eastman and Mark Harris completed the podium for the race which rolled off in Peter Rose street, continued to Dora on the Linden Soesdyke Highway and concluded on Homestretch Avenue.
The three cyclists in their crisp neon greet team kits, swept the podium in the sun baked trek side by side in three hours and 11 minutes.
Silvio Inniss (Linden Bauxite Flyers), Walter Grant Stuart (Continental CC), Raymond ‘Steeley’ Newton (Roraima), Christopher Holder (Team Cocos) and Shaquel Agard (Linden Bauxite Flyers) filled out the top eight paid positions.
At the conclusion of the event, prizes were shared out to the top finishers by members of the Macedo family. The organizers also mentioned that plans are in place for making next year’s staging a bigger and better event by inviting overseas cyclists to compete.
Top eight overall
1st Stephano Husbands (Team Cocos)
2nd Hamza Eastman (Team Cocos)
3rd Mark Harris (Team Cocos)
4th Silvio Inniss (Linden Bauxite Flyers)
5th Walter Grant Stuart (Continental CC)
6th Raymond ‘Steeley’ Newton (Roriama)
7th Christopher Holder (Team Cocos)
8th Shaquel Agard (Linden Bauxite Flyers)
Dwayne Gibbs Jr.