Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 28th 2016 Contents The 30th Tobago International Cycle
Classic (TICC) is set to peddle off today and
the six-day event will feature participants
from around the globe.
The opening ceremony will take place at
the TICC Cycling Village at Johnsons Apart-
ments, Store Bay, Crown Point from 9 am.
The first leg of the four-stage race will get
underway at 1.30 pm with the Division One
Shirvan/Carnbee/Buccoo Circuit. The Divi-
sion Two riders will compete over five
One of the teams hoping to make an im-
pact is the five-member international all-
women team riding under the name Team
They will create history as Team Eleven is
the first women s professional cycling squad
to compete in the event in the 30 year his-
tory of the TICC.
The line-up includes Germans Sofie
Mangertseder, Sabina Ossyra and Alina
Layne and the Swiss duo of Caroline Baur
and Desiree Ehler.
Nineteen-year-old Mangertseder and Os-
syra, 20, are training partners. They won the
German National Team Pursuit titles,
Mangertseder in 2016 and Ossyra in 2014.
Ossyra also copped gold at the German Na-
tional Junior Championships in 2013.
Layne, 25, was 29th in this year s German
National Road Race Championships and will
be using the Tobago International Cycle
Classic to prepare for her next race in South
Korea in November.
Ehler can be considered the most accom-
plished road racer on Team Eleven. She was
fourth in both the Road Race and Time Trials
at the 2012 Swiss National Championships
and has been in the top team in both events
ever year since.
Baur, 22, raced to sixth in the Road Race at
the this year s Swiss Championships and was
19th in NEA Race in Finland earlier in the
year. Team Eleven arrived in Tobago last
Monday and is staying in Buccoo.
With the inclusion of the first all-women
team, the organisers will be looking into
hosting separate categories for elite women
in the future.
The second leg is scheduled for tomorrow
at 8.30 am starting alongside the YMCA Pool
in Courland, Turtle Beach.
The Division One riders will do battle over
four laps/100km on the Turtle Beach/Les
Coteaux, Arnos Vale Curcuit.
The Division Two compete in a two-
Leg three is the Plymouth Village Cri-
terium starting on Shelbourne Street in Ply-
mouth on Friday, with the 50 laps/65km race
for Division One riders and the 20 laps/26km
for Division Two.
The Division Three and Novice riders will
compete over five laps/7km.
The fourth and final leg is the Market
Square Criterium at Wilson Road, Scarbor-
ough, on October 1, where the riders all battle
over 60 laps/60 km (Division One); 20
laps/20 km (Division Two) and five laps/5km
(Division Three and Novices).
This year s edition will culminate with the
UCI 1.2 Tour of Tobago Road Race (120km)
which will begin at 7.30 pm at the Scarbor-
ough Esplanade on Sunday.
Other events on the schedule are the Three
stage Mountain Bike Classic (Sept 29, 30 and
Oct 3) and Classic Kids Cycling Festival (Oct
1 & October 2. (Trinidad Guardian)
All three Tobago teams campaigning in
the National Super League advanced to
the quarter-final round of the Knockout
Cup following contrasting wins in last
Wednesday s opening round.
1976 FC Phoenix crushed Barrackpore
United 5-0 at the Canaan/Bon Accord
Recreation Ground thanks to a hat-trick
from Dominic Munchin Mcdougal and a
brace from Dominic Kerr.
Elsewhere, Youth Stars defeated Defence
Force 2-0 courtesy goals from Weah
Adams and Akil Thomas.
Bethel United meanwhile needed kicks
from the penalty spot to get past a stub-
born Matura Re-United. Bethel won 5-3 in
the shoot-out after the game ended 4-4 in
Kevon Showtime Woodley netted a
hat-trick and there was a single item from
The quarter-finals kick off today with
Bethel United drawn against Youth Stars at
the Cyd Gray Complex, Roxborough, from
6 pm. 1976 FC Phoenix will travel for their
game against Carenage United.
Signal Hill Secondary is having a mixed
bag of results in this year s Shell/First Cit-
izens Secondary Schools Football League
Two days after clinching an impressive 2-
0 home win against Fyzabad Secondary dur-
ing mid-week action, Signal Hill were beaten
1-0 by defending champs Naparima College
last Saturday. Fyzabad got the game s only
goal at their Lewis Street, San Fernando
home ground in the 19th minute through the
league s leading goal scorer Isaiah Lee.
Defeat for Signal Hill meant they re-
mained in sixth position on the 14-team
table with eight points after six matches.
They are one of four teams with the same
tally, which sees them seven points off lead-
ers Presentation College, San Fernando.
Last Wednesday, Signal Hill got goals on
either side of the half from Nkosie Chance
and Omarly James against the visiting Fyz-
abad Secondary in their round five affair.
The boys from Hill are on a bye today
but will resume action this coming Saturday
(October 1) with an away clash to fourth
place St Anthony s College.
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Members of Team Eleven, from left, Germany's Alina Layne, Switzerland's
Desiree Ehler, Germans Sofie Mangertseder, Sabina Ossyra and Swiss Caroline
Baur, who will be competing at the 30th Tobago International Cycle Classic
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