ESPN to broadcast Tobago Cycle Classic

In a release, event organiser Jeffrey Charles announced yesterday, that ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of the five days of competition, which is expected to coincide with the event being accredited by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for the first time in its history.

Due to the UCI certification the top eight riders will be given points that will go towards their ratings.

Newsday understands the winner will receive 40 points with the runner-up to collect 30.

The sister isle is expected to have an influx of top international cyclists for the event which is also expected to enhance the development of the sport in both Trinidad and Tobago.

The classic is carded to pedal off September 28 with the 120km Classic International Race which will be followed by the 117km cycling grind the following day.

On September 30 riders will contest the Plymouth Criterium before the much anticipated UCI-sanctioned Tour of Tobago international road race which will be held on October 1.

Large cash incentives will be at stake for the top riders as winners will receive a cheque for 1,000 euros while the runners-up and third place will collect 500 euros and 250 euros respectively.

However there will also be special prizes for King of the Mountains; Top Young Rider; top Caribbean Cyclist and the Top TT rider overall.


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