Meran back for Republic Day revengeGary Acosta
Tuesday, September 22 2015
A narrow loss to Bajan speedster, Phillip Clarke (Heatwave)at last year’s Michael Phillips Republic Day Classic still remains fresh in Rafael Meran’s memory. The rider from the Dominican Republic competing for Team Foundation has returned to our twin island republic focused on stepping one more tier up on the podium.
In fact, Meran is accompanied by a strong Team Foundation outfit with local standout, Adam Alexander, Colombian Christian Torres and Samuel Moseley out of the USA making up part of their 7 man team. PSL Cycling Club, The Braves, Rigtech Sonics and Knights FR have also bolstered their teams with an influx of cyclists from France, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Netherlands, Guyana, Jamaica, USA and Cuba vying for top honours with 3 weeks of exciting International Cycling right here in Trinidad & Tobago.
After the Republic Day extravaganza completes on Thursday, cyclists will head to the southland to compete in the Southclaine CC Memorial Classic at the Brian Lara Stadium in a Time Trial and Circuit Race on the 26th & 27th September which will have over $30,000 in prizes at stake.
The perennial Tobago International Cycle Classic which features the UCI 1.2 Tour of Tobago pedals off from the 29 Sep – 4 Oct in our sister isle. Cyclists will then return to Trinidad to compete at the Beacon Cycling on de Avenue event at Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain.
The TTCF also advises that due to the large quantum of registered cyclists for the Elite 1, 2 & 3 category, the Main event will now only be for Elite 1, 2 & Invitational. Elite 3 will compete with the Elite 4 on the program as event 10B. Separate prizes for the Elite 3 & Elite 4 will not be provided.