BARBADIAN Jamol Eastmond led an international sweep of the top places in the main event at yesterday’s Republic Day Cycling Classic in Diego Martin as cyclists from Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean warmed up for the Tour of Tobago later this week.
The 30-lap Invitational brought the curtain down on the Classic — a one-day series of road races organised by Phillips Promotions and marking the anniversary of the country gaining republican status.
All events were run off on a two-kilometre stretch, closed to vehicular traffic, along the Diego Martin Highway from Sierra Leone Road to Wendy Fitzwilliam Boulevard and back.
Apart from the foreign and T&T international wheelmen, the Invitational included Elite 1, 2 and 3 category cyclists.
The 24-year-old Eastmond, riding for Team Heatwave, was first across the line, followed by Argentina’s Jose Luis Rivera (Team Econo-car) and Stalin Quiterio of the Dominican Republic, racing for Team Raiders.