American cyclist Clixto Bello of Team Cocos took the lead in the 2013 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) after winning Stage One of the event in Tobago yesterday.
Bello finished the 120-kilometre Shirvan Road/Carnbee Circuit Race to top Division One in a time of two hours, 32 minutes, 43.45 seconds, with Germany’s Jonas Schmeiser of Team NSP close behind in second in a time of 2:32:43.64.
The IG Sigma Sports duo of Ryan Mullen of Ireland and Peter Williams of Great Britain rounded off the top four in Division One, finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the opening event which featured over 120 cyclists from across the world.
Joshua Alexander of Team Foundation was the first Trinidad and Tobago cyclist to cross the finish line. He clocked 2:39:26.46. He was 20th in the race.
Division Two riders were required to do half the distance, with T&T’s Ronald Moses of team SlipStream crossing the line first in 1:26:20.20.
Southampton cyclist Jerron Loubon finished second, 31.96 seconds behind Moses, while George Fechteipeter of Germany’s Matrix Racing Team placed third in 1:26:52.53.
Stage Two of the “Classic”--the 100-kilometre Black Road/Les Coteaux Circuit Race--pedals off at 8.30 this morning.