Bermuda Bicycle Association President Peter Dunne has released a statement following the Bermuda rider's performance at the UCI World Championships.
Dunne wrote, “Bermuda closed out its racing at the UCI Road World Championships in Belgium yesterday with the Junior Men and Under23 Men races, and our cyclists performed beyond expectations. While their finishing places were distant from the race winners, our team was impressively strong and attracted quite a bit of attention, both from the roadside fans and the television crew. Maybe it was the brilliant pink and blue team kit that stood out but probably it was the fearless approach of our guys who were competing against the best in the world.
For our Under 23 and Junior cyclists to be racing against this level of competition and to get through the full race is an amazing accomplishment. The fact that we have these 5 riders capable of these results is reflective of where Bermuda cycling is at this point. The depth of commitment required by the athletes to prepare for the event and get to this level is incredibly impressive and they will all leave Belgium with greater confidence in their abilities. Each of them has accomplished so much this week and for this, they should be extremely proud. From the BBA leadership, our Board and Executive Committee extend their warmest congratulations to the team and look forward to the next opportunity for them to represent the country”.