Mixed results in the first stage of a grueling race in Guatemala where Bermuda’s contingent start their days at 5am “to pack and eat before transport to the day’s stage”.
According to Peter Dunne, President of the Bermuda Bicycle Association, racing starts at 9am for more than three hours before “another transfer to a new hotel, preparation for the next day’s race, eat, meet with the team and off to sleep”.
“We will repeat this for five days. The first stage of the race was about 135 kilometers,” said Mr Dunne.
“Our team had a mixed result, with Alexi Costa of Trinidad and Tobago finishing 10th in the bunch sprint against some very strong competition.
“The other end of the results was Caitlin Conyers who crashed with about 35 kilometers to go and struggled to get across the line before the time cut.
“Unfortunately she didn’t make it in time and was removed from the remaining four stages.This is unfortunate for Caitlin and the team but it will be another series of experiences which will help her in the Pan Am Games road race later in the summer.
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