St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ top three Elite Cyclists – Zefal Bailey, Marlon Antrobus and Lucky Antrobus, will this weekend compete in the inaugural Jamaica International Cycling Classic.
The trio are among 150 cyclists registered for the three- stage event, which runs from 1st April to 3rd April.
Set for Montego Bay, stage one is a 56-mile event, as cyclists ride from Witter Village to Falmouth in Trelawny, make a loop and back.
On Saturday, cyclists will go from Witter Village to Discovery Bay in the parish of St Ann’s and back, a distance of 86 miles.
The final stage of the event is a 52-mile race on Sunday, beginning at Witter Village on to Duncan’s in Trelawny and back.
In total, the three stages count 194 miles.
Apart from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, cyclists from the Cayman Islands, Cuba, the USA, and Trinidad and Tobago, will join those from host Jamaica.
The three-stage event will be attended by President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cycling Union – Trevor Bailey, in his capacity of President of the Caribbean Cycling Federation.
Bailey and President of the Pan American Cycling Confederation, Jose Manuel Pelaez Rodriquez, will serve as monitors of the three-stage event.
Should Bailey and Rodriquez approve the event, next year’s Classic will see participants earning ranking points.
Cyclists qualify for the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics based on points gained from ranked events.