NSC Tour of Guyana 5-stage Cycle Road Race…
Five of the top ten finishers in the third stage of the NSC Tour Guyana 5-stage Cycle Road Race from Wales to Parika on the West Side yesterday were from Team Coco’s including the stage winner Raynauth Jeffery, who completed the 28 miles in a time of 57 minutes and 13 seconds.
The winning time this year was two minutes and 19 seconds faster than last year’s winning time for the stage and with two stages left including today’s fourth stage on the Essequibo Coast, the Coco’s nine members which includes three overseas cyclists, are in contention for the top prize of $200,000.
A second prize of $150,000 and a third prize of $100,000 are also up for grabs. The top 10 riders will all receive monitory prizes and medals in total prize money amounting to $1.2 million.
Yesterday, on another streaming hot day in the shortest stage of the five stages, 32-year-old Columbian Carlos Ospina finished second to his Coco’s team mate Jeffery to maintain his overall lead going into to today’s fourth stage in Region two.
Ospina had won the first stage from Skeldon to New Amsterdam in a time of one hour, 37 minutes and 58 seconds, while fellow Columbian and Coco’s team-mate 26-year-old Jaime Ramirez, who won the second stage from Rosignol to Carifesta Avenue in a time of two hours, 22 minutes and 57 seconds.
Raul Leal riding for Gillette Evolution took the third spot, while Hamzah Eastman (Cocos), Alonzo Greaves (Roraima), Marloe Rodman (Heatwave), Michael Anthony (Gillette Evolution), Bajan Darren Matthews (Cocos), Marlon Williams (Gillette Evolution) and Mark Harris (Cocos) followed in that order to complete to top 10 finishers.
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