Dominant Matthews ends with ‘Tour’ win
Barbados cyclist Darren Matthews completed a super weekend of racing yesterday when he won the UCI sanctioned Tour of Tobago in the Sister Isle yesterday.
The 21-year-old Matthews, who was crowned the overall champion of the four-stage Tobago Cycling Classic on Saturday, capped off an impressive week of racing with his win in the gruelling 112-kilometre course, which took cyclists throughout most of Tobago from Scarborough to Charlotteville.
Earlier in the week Matthews won the Tobago Cycling Classic stage two, a 110 kilometre course, taking riders from Mt Irvine to Whim, to Plymouth and back to Mt Irvine for four laps, and stage three, consisting of 50 laps of a 1.3 kilometre circuit around the village of Plymouth, to finish as the overall leader.
He earned the win even after failing to place in the top five of the final race, a 60-lap contest around the one-kilometre Market Square, Scarborough course.
Yesterday Matthews continued his good form to make a clean sweep of titles in the week-long event, winning the “Tour”,the “King of the Mountain” title and the Under-23 title.