The top prize takers pose for a photo following the completion of the race yesterday on Homestretch Avenue. (Orlando Charles photo)

Curtis Dey (Trojan Cycle Club) took a stunning solo victory in this year’s Victor Macedo road race yesterday after attacking late and holding off his breakaway mates.

The 19-year-old standout wheelsman placed first in the 16th edition of the annual fixture while leading Alonzo Ambrose and Paul DeNobrega onto the podium for the race which rolled off in Peter Rose street, continued to Long Creek on the Linden Soesdyke Highway and concluded on Homestretch Avenue.

The national rider who recorded his fifth win of the season, stopped the clock in 3h:16m:47s for the grueling 73-mile, sunbaked event.

Curtis Dey solos to victory in the 16th edition of the Victor Macedo road race yesterday. (Orlando Charles photo)

Andrew Hicks, Ajay Gopilall, Deeraj Garbarran, Andre ‘Padlock’ Green and Balram Narine completed the top eight rewarding positions for the Flying Stars organized fixture.

The Berbician along with DeNobrega and Gopilall innocuously moved away from the peloton after coming out of the highway and immediately gained a decent gap to an elite group of riders behind.

With no urgent impetuous to chase from anyone, the trio was allowed to ride out as rivals marked each other.

However, soon three became two as Gopilall fell off his bike and off the pace. It was now up to Dey and DeNobrega to work together and preserve the lead despite the heavy winds. That they did until a tireless Dey smelt blood and attacked DeNobrega at DSL on Mandela Avenue. DeNobrega failed to respond in time and Dey went into time trial mode to add another to his palmarès.

The chase pack bridged DeNobrega and Ambrose who also placed second last year, was able to beat him into third place in a sprint finish, with Hicks taking fourth place.

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.

Quick Results

Top eight overall

1st Curtis Dey           

2nd Alonzo Ambrose

3rd Paul DeNobrega

4th Andrew Hicks

5th Ajay Gopilall

6th Deeraj Garbarran

7th Andre Green

8th Balram Narine

 

Juniors

Ajay Gopilall

Adelie Hodge

Donovan Fraser

 

Veteran

Junior Niles

Mark Spencer

Leer Nunes

 

Mountain Bike

Jude Bentley

Julio Melville

Quincy Punch

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