Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose will be a marked man in the peloton on Sunday when the second and final leg of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial road race is staged at West Demerara.
Ambrose emphatically won the first leg in Berbice last Sunday and will be looking to preserve his lead against his rivals when he takes his talents to Region 3 in three days.
Sunday’s 44-mile event rolls off from the Demerara Harbor Bridge from 08:30hrs, proceeds to Parika and returns to the point of origin for the finish.
Last year’s stage winner and second place finisher last Sunday, Jamaul John along with other star cyclists, Hamza Eastman, Paul DeNobrega, Andre Green, Romello Crawford and Chris Griffith will be looking to unseat Ambrose, the virtual leader heading into the second stage.
According to organizer, Hassan Mohamed, Bibi Shadick and Family will be sponsoring the fixture for the ninth consecutive year.
Mohamed also noted that the top six senior finishers, along with the top three juniors, veterans, mountain bikers and females, will be incentivized.
This year marks the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Jagan.