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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Oliveira Finishes 3rd in Junior Tour of Ireland

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Matthew Oliveira has finished on the podium of the Junior Tour of Ireland Cycling Championships.

On the final stage was the Ennis Circuit Race, which Oliveira was able to finish 5th, this position put him 3rd overall.

Disaster almost struck during the 77.50 km or 48.19 mile race as Oliveira got a flat tire, however managed to chase back to the bunch, to clock a time of 1:46:59.

Overall Rickardo Broxham was crowned the champion with a time of 12:40:10, with Andrew Vollmer second in 12:40:16 and Oliveira was third with a time of 12:40:24.

Oliveira telling www.islandstats.com after he completed the race said, “Today was great, we did a lot of work trying to get a break away, Magnus Sheffield our previous leader before he flatted yesterday made a late move with 15 km to go and stayed away with one other rider. By then I could stay in the group and wait for the sprint where I won in the big group of anxious riders. Ahead of me were 2 Irish riders who made a break away in the last few kilometers and we were a couple seconds from catching them by the finish.”

Oliveira went on to say, “I feel quite tired physically, but mentally I am really excited for my team, we worked so well together and we raced our hearts out every day. Getting a flat tire shouldn’t be the reason a rider loses a race, but it was something out of our control and was the reason we lost the leaders position yesterday. We raced as one and I am so proud of us, I am proud to be on this team.”

“Of course coming third overall is awesome and I am very pleased with making it to the end safely. I was consistent every stage and it paid off. Working to keep our lead was tiring each day, but I managed to have a strong finish each day and I am really pleased,” continued Oliveira.

Oliveira continued, “My HotTube teammates have their National championships in Maryland next week which I might go to support them, I think they will do very well as we all have had an amazing opportunity to work on our fitness this week.”

Oliveira concluded, “My fitness has improved a lot this week and next for me is to recover and continue training, I have Caribbean Championships in August with World Championships in Austria this September.”
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Oliveira Moves Up To 3rd in Junior Tour of Ireland

Oliveira Leading the Pack
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Matthew Oliveira has moved up to third place overall in the Junior Tour of Ireland as the competitors completed Stage Five.

A day full of action which saw Luke Lamperti from Team Swift race to victory, Rickardo Broxham took the yellow jersey after Oliveira’s HotTubes Cycling teammate Magnus Sheffield got a puncture.

Stage 5 saw trhe competitors compete over a 124.40km/77.23 mile course that finished on the Gallows Hill!

Oliveira finished 9th in the stage with a time of 3:02:25, with Lamperti clocking a winning time of 3:02:21.

Overall Broxham leads with a time of 10:53:11, with Andrew Vollmer second in 10:53:17 and Oliveira is third with a time of 10:53:25.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Oliveira Remains 4th in Junior Tour of Ireland

Photo by Stephen McMahon/Sportsfile
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Bermuda’s Junior National Champion Matthew Oliveira continued impressing all competing in the Junior Tour of Ireland as the event moved to Stage Four.

This Stage saw Oliveira and the other competitors covered a distance of 127 kms / 78.97 Miles, with Oliveira crossing the line in a time of 2:55.14, he was 5th in a pack of 64 riders who crossed the line with the same time including Stage winner Luke Lamperti.

The result sees Oliveira remain in 4th with an overall time of 7:51.00, his Hot Tubes teammate Magnus Sheffield keeps the Yellow Jersey with the lead 22 seconds ahead of Oliveira.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Oliveira Moves Up To 4th in Junior Tour of Ireland

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Bermuda’s Junior National Champion Matthew Oliveira continued competing in the Junior Tour of Ireland as the event moved to Stage Three.

This Stage saw Oliveira and the other competitors covered a distance of 101.70 kms / 63.24 Miles, with Oliveira crossing the line in a time of 2:31.50, he was in a pack of 71 riders who crossed the line with the same time including Stage winner Ian Spenkelink.

The result sees Oliveira move up yet another spot, Oliveira started the day 5th and when he came off the road he was 4th with an overall time of 4:55.46, his Hot Tubes teammate Magnus Sheffield keeps the Yellow Jersey with the lead 22 seconds ahead of Oliveira.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
BBA Confirm Islandstats.com Report as Championship Host

Bermuda 2017 Team
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Back on April 13th, www.islandstats.com reported that Bermuda would host the Junior Caribbean Championships.

The Bermuda Bicycle Association (BBA) confirmed the report stating Bermuda is set to host the 2018 Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships in a month’s time.

The event is the annual championships for cyclists aged 15 -18 from the region and has served as a springboard for several of Bermuda’s top cyclists in pursuing the sport internationally. XL Catlin is supporting the event as the title sponsor along with regional sporting organizations (PASO & COPACI) and several local businesses.

The competition will feature some of the best junior cyclists from regional powerhouses such as Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico and Barbados as well as a strong Bermuda team. Leading the local squad will be Alyssa Rowse and Matthew Oliveira, both gold medalists from the 2017 event as well as Kaden Hopkins and Nicholas Narraway. The full Bermuda team will be presented in the coming weeks as athletes complete their preparations.

Racing will take place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday the 12th with a Time Trial and Road Race and includes three categories. The males are divided into two groups, 15/16 year-olds and 17/18 year-olds. All of the females will be racing in a single category.

BBA President Peter Dunne sees hosting this event as beneficial to the Association’s development efforts on several levels. “This will be the second time that we have served as hosts for this competition and our goals are the same in 2018 as they were in 2009. Firstly, we want to put on quality races for all competitors. The BBA has consistently maintained an active racing calendar for our members and our experience in running events of this size and nature should help us deliver a strong weekend of competition. Secondly, this is a rare opportunity for our junior riders to face strong competition on home soil. Each year we travel to the Caribbean with a team of athletes and they have consistently demonstrated the strength of our local athletes. And finally, by hosting the event we hope to encourage more Bermuda youngsters to try the sport of cycling, helping us make even further strides in growing the sport locally”.

Patrick Tannock, President of the XL Foundation, XL Catlin’s Bermuda-based philanthropic unit, points out that the sponsorship is aligned with the company’s focus and track record of youth development. “We are proud to be the title sponsor of the 2018 Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships,” he says, “especially as they will be held here in Bermuda. This is a good opportunity to visibly support our young cyclists and to showcase their talent.”

Bermuda cyclists winning titles at the competition include Alyssa Rowse (2016, 2017), Matthew Oliveira (2017), Kaden Hopkins (2016), Gabriella Arnold (2012), Daniel Oatley (2012), & Moly Pilgrim (2011) & Dominique Mayho (2011).
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