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Cayman Cycling National Team athletes Cyclists Victor Magalhaes, Kevin Connolly and Jerome Ameline, competed  in the 2023 Jamaica International Cycling Classic 3-day stage race against local and international teams.


The Classic promised a ton of great racing, despite the almost 9,000ft of climbing on this challenging course. Day 1 saw the team gave an impressive performance with all 3 of the athletes – Kevin Connolly, Victor Magalhaes and Jerome Ameline finishing in the main group.

Once again, there was no shortage of amazing displays of cycling on show at Stage 2 as the athletes took on the hilly, 70 mile stage, with Jerome riding extremely well, earning a podium finish – taking 2nd overall for the stage in the Masters category. Unfortunately, another local rider, Nathaniel Forbes went down in the crash but was able to continue with only minor injuries.

The Classic wrapped with riders taking on Stage 3. A very quick pace from the start meant an exciting race was in store! In the end it was down to a small bunch for the win that included both Jerome Ameline and Victor Magalhaes. A crash less than a mile from the finished took down Victor, who was understandably disappointed at not being able to contest for the win. Jerome gave everything he had left crossing the line to win the Masters division on the day and with it the overall title for the three stages.

It has been an extremely beneficial weekend for all the riders of the Cayman Cycling team, especially for Victor and Kevin, who gained valuable training experience and who now turn their attentions to the 2023 PanAmerican and Cycling Championships in Panama at the end of April.

As always, these international opportunities would not be possible without the support of others.  Both Cayman cycling representatives that accompanied the team, Edward Harper (Team Manager) and Lionel Durrant (Team Manager) worked tireless before and during the event to ensure it’s success. Also, to those that provided logistical support – Cayman Airways and the Tricor Group, the official equipment partner of the national team.