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Tour of Trinidad and Tobago Stages 1-6 Report, Full Results

report by Jean-Michel Lachance/Rosetti Devo
August 29, 2012 (Trinidad and Tobago) – I am currently racing the Tour of Trinidad and Tobago, a 10-stage road race celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence of the country. My team grabbed the yellow jersey on stage 1 with Emile Abraham. We control the race all stages, but unfortunately lose the lead on Stage 5 which involve a hill top finishs.

The plan for Stage 6 was to be on the attack and make pressure on the yellow jersey which we did. All our attacks were brought back by the colombians who currently lead the overall and its with 2km to go that i see an opportunity to attack again full gas and take the stage win. Five more stages where we will be offensive to take back the yellow jersey!

Stage 6
[Tour of T&T] – A group of 41 cyclists finished together on the Bill Hughes Stage 6 of the Tour of Trinidad & Tobago today in the sister isle of Tobago. Jean Michel Lachance (Rosetti Devo) took the stage win ahead of Euris Vidale (Team Foundation) and Edwin Avila (Cycling Team Kreiger) all in a time of 1:15:13.

The 2010 World Points Race Champion, Edwin Avila (Cycling Team Kreiger) remains in the yellow jersey, 3 seconds ahead of Raphael Meran (Team Foundation) and 11 seconds ahead of Jaime Ramirez (Team Petrotrin) in third. Meran also maintains the Sprinter’s Green Jersey and Ramirez the King of the Mountain Jersey.

There weren’t any changes in the U23 and Top T&T based cyclist category either as Darren Matthews (Team Cocos) and Gevan Samuel (Rosetti Devo) remain atop the respective groups in 8th and 18th.

The Fitzroy Hoyte Stage 7 Criterium will be tomorrow’s feature, a 95km event starting in Courland Bay, Tobago at 1:30pm.

Stage 6 Results

Overall Results after Stage 6

Stage 5
[Tour of T&T] – Jaime Ramirez (Team Petrotrin) takes the the Nathan Hajal Stage 5 in the Tour of Tobago in a time of 2:18.33 and moves into third position. Emile Abraham lost his yellow jersey after finishing 10th in the stage. Edwin Avilla takes over the yellow jersey position with Raphael Meran (Team Foundation) in second and Jaime Ramirez in third. Abraham is 14 seconds off the lead in 5th place.

Meran also holds the Sprinter’s Green Jersey, Ramirez the King of the Mountain, Darren Matthews (Team Cocos) the best U23 and Gevan Samuel remains as the best placed T&T based cyclist in 21st.

The tour will be on a rest day today as they travel to the sister isle of Tobago where the Bill Hughes Stage 6 will begin at 1:00pm on Tuesday 27th at Gordon’s on Hampden Road.

Stage 5 Results

Overall Results after Stage 5

Stage 4
[Tour of T&T] – After 4 Stages, Emile Abraham (Rosetti Devo) remains in the Yellow Jersey, only 6 seconds ahead of Raphael Meran (Team Foundation) and Edwin Avila (Cycling Team Kreiger).

Meran also holds the Green Jersey for being top of the Sprint classification, Darren Matthews (Team Cocos) of Barbados is the best placed U23 cyclist, Phil Gaimon (Rosetti Devo) is the King of the Mountains while Gevan Samuel (Rosetti Devo) is the best placed local based cyclist.

The Nathan Hajal Stage 5 takes place on Sunday 26th at 1:00pm, a 110km event starting in POS, heads to the end of the Solomon Hochoy Highway and returns to POS to finish atop the Lady Young Road.

Full results

Stage 3 – n/a

Stage 2 – n/a

Stage 1
[Tour of T&T] – Marloe Rodman (Heatwave) takes Stage 1 of the Tour of Trinidad & Tobago (George Terry Stage), a 1km Hill Time Trial.

Rodman took the stage in a time of 1:52.30 with Emile Abraham (Rosetti Devo) in second with a time of 1:5
8.11 and Marteen de Jonge in third in a time of 1:58.25. Andres Ramirez leads the U23 Category

The Noel Luces Stage 2 will start tonight at 7:00pm at the Rienzi-Kirton Highway in San Fernando.

See the link for full results





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