Greaves wins 4th stage in Region two but Ospina still overall leader
Alanzo Greaves peddled off with the top position in the fourth stage of the ninth annual NSC Tour Guyana 5-stage Cycle Road race on the Essequibo Coast yesterday morning after the stage began at Supenaam.
Greaves, riding for Roraima, won in a time of two hours, 25 minutes and 20 seconds while Continental’s Geron Williams and Coco’s Carlos Ospina finished second and third respectively.
Columbian Ospina has an accumulated time of seven hours, 23 minutes and 11 seconds. Race leader 32-year-old Ospina, riding for Coco’s, finished third yesterday but still maintained his position as leader going into the final Stage from Linden to Homestretch Avenue today over a distance 64.5 miles.
Ospina, one of three overseas riders in Team Coco’s, 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 won the second stage from Rosignol to Carifesta Avenue in a time of two hours, 22 minutes and 57 seconds.
Another Team Coco’s member Guyanese Raynauth Jeffery won the third stage from Wales to Parika on Friday in a time of 57 minutes and 13 seconds to ensure the dominance of the nine-man team Coco’s unit.
The cyclists rode the longest of the stages yesterday covering a distance 67.1 miles in agriculture settings before passing through Region two only Town, Anna Regina on the way to the river side community of Charity where the riders turned for their return trip in harsh Road conditions.
When the riders and officials made the ferry trip over the Essequibo river yesterday afternoon, Ospina will know that he is just one minute and seven seconds ahead of Gillette Evolution’s Raul Leal, who is overall second with two hours, 24 minutes and four seconds.
After the first three riders crossed the finish line the next 13 cyclists, riding in a bunch, ended the stage in a bunch time of two hours, 26 minutes and one second going into today final stage.
Fourth stage top six results:
1st – Alanzo Greaves (Roraima), 2nd – Geron Williams (Continental), 3rd – Carlos Ospina (Cocos), 4th – Marloe Rodman (Heatwave), 5th – Hamzah Eastman (Cocos), 6th – Raul Leal (Gillette Evolution)
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