Great Britain's Christopher Jemmings, riding for Rapha Condor, turned what was expected to be a great night for local cycling into an anti-climax when he came home an impressive winner of the Beacon Cycling on the Avenue featured 36-lap event, at Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, on Wednesday.
Jemmings came home ahead of teammates Michael Cummings and Christian House for a Rapha Condor 1-2-3, after the British trio lapped the peloton--including Olympian Njisane Phillip and consistent Jamaican Marloe Rodman--four laps from the finish in an excellent display of team riding.
Jemmings and House, along with Rafmon Mecalfab's Jason Perryman, of Barbados, and Andrew Carr of Vita Malt initiated a four-man break on the seventh lap, and went on to open a 25-second lead on the main pack before dropping Carr on lap 12.
Cummings connected with his teammates on the 32nd lap, and the trio successfully distanced themselves from the persistent Perryman while proceeding to lap the main bunch.
House led at the bell, but his exertions took a heavy toll and he could not counter the sprint by Jemmings and Cummings on the final lap.
The trio hit the finish line well clear of Perryman, Canadian Jean Michel Lechance (Vita Malt), Dominican Republic's Augusto Sanchez (Vita Malt), Jamaican Linford Blackwood (Team Trek) and Rafmon's Alexander Gibbon, the only other riders to finish after the main bunch was called out by officials after being lapped.
In the women's four-lap race, Keanna Lester emerged victorious, finishing ahead of Jamaican Dahlia Palmer (Sonics) and Antigua's Tamiko Butler (Rafmon).
Open 36-lap: 1. Christopher Jemmings (Rapha Condor) 2. Michael Cummings (Rapha Condor) 3. Christian House (Rapha Condor)
Open 300m Sprint: 1. Marloe Rodman (Rafmon) 2. Adam Alexander (Team Foundation) 3. Kerron Bramble (Rigtec Sonics)
Ladies 4-lap: 1. Keanna Lester (Bike Smith) 2. Dahlia Palmer (Sonics) 3. Tamiko Butler (Rafmon)
Juniors 4-lap: 1. Hugo Cathy (Great Britain) 2. Kwesi Browne (Arima Wheelers) 3. Urba Bourne (Southampton)
Masters 40+ 4-lap: 1. Roger Smart (Madonna) 2. Curtis Juteram (Team Trek) 3. David Tardieu (Slipstream)
Masters 50+ 4-lap: 1. Cyril Fook (Parkside) 2. Martin Wharwood (Hummingbird) 3. Andy Chambers (Corkie's Casual)
Juveniles 4-lap: 1. Akil Campbell 2. David Moore 3. Aidan Redhead