German Andreas Henig of the Atlas Romer's Hausbäckerei team won the Tobago International Cycling Classic in Trinidad and Tobago. On the final day he was resilient enough to take the race overall, after five stages. He finished second to compatriot Erik Mohs on the final stage, ten seconds behind. But his overall lead of 2'11" was enough to secure the title, reported T&T's online paper newsday.co.tt
Mohs had an impressive performance, pulling away from the field, but unable to shake Henig, who stayed close to secure the victory in the end. Mohs was at least able to celebrate a stage win.
Another German, Nico Schneider, pedaled into the spotlight of the top three overall finishers with a classy finish yesterday. He sprinted home in third place, which also was his overall classification in the end. Fourth place on the stage and in the overall also went to a German, Alex Hauschke.
Trinidad and Tobago's Emile Abraham and Marloe Rodman of Jamaica were the only Caribbean riders to finish in the top ten of the Cycling Classic. The Pan Am Games silver medallist and Team Angostura local rider started the day in fourth, but dropped to ninth overall after a finishing 12th in the event's finale stage. Abraham was unable to keep up with the frenetic pace set by the Germans and was soon out of medal contention.
Meanwhile Rodman, who was in sixth place after the fourth stage, remained in the same position, having gotten sixth in the last stage.