Michel Lachance wins sixth stage of cycling Tour
Wednesday, August 29 2012
JEAN Michel Lachance claimed the top spot at yesterday’s sixth stage of the Tour of Trinidad and Tobago despite a late start which frustrated the riders.
At yesterday’s stage which was held in the sister isle of Tobago Lachance just got the better of his opponents in a mad rush at the finish.
He was followed by Euris Vidal of Team Foundation in second, while Edwin Avila Vanegas of Team Krieger was third and Marloe Rodman of Team Rafmon Mecalfab was fourth.
The times for most of the top finishers were the same as there was a desperate rush at the finish line.
The result means that the leader’s yellow shirt will be retained by Edwin Avila Vanegas.
Stephen Joshua Alexxander was the first TT rider to finish while the overall leader for the TT team remained as Gevan Samuel.
The course took the riders from their starting point on the Shirvan Road, in the vicinity of the old race horse track, towards the Claude Noel Highway where they turned right proceeding in an easterly direction, then making a left at the Auchenskeoch junction.
The race took just about an hours and 15 minutes to be completed after starting around 3.15 pm. Race organiser, Anthony Commissiong said the delay from the 1 pm start was due to the arrival of the entire team and officials in Tobago this morning on the fast ferry.
Stage seven, tomorrow in Tobago will see the riders start and finish at YMCA Swimming Center in Courland Bay.
From there they will ride to Buccoo Junction turn left onto Auchenskeoch Road through Carnbee, left on Claude Noel Highway to Rockly Vale traffic lights, then left onto Northside road up to Providence Road to Mt Grace, left at the junction onto Dunvegan Road through Whim to a right turn at Plymouth Road down Bad Hill and back to start/finish point.