Top cyclists to represent Antigua in Glasgow

The country’s top female cyclist, Tamiko Butler, who is currently training in England, is the lone female on the team. (OBSERVER media)

The country’s top female cyclist, Tamiko Butler, who is currently training in England, is the lone female on the team. (OBSERVER media)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A four-member cycling team, three males and one female, will carry the country’s flag at the 2014 Commonwealth Games slated for July 23 to August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland.

National champion Jyme Bridges Jr will head the squad, which also includes Andre Simon and Marvin Spencer.

The country’s top female cyclist, Tamiko Butler, who is currently training in England, is the lone female on the team.

President of the Cycling Association Cliff Williams is satisfied that the team is the best to represent the country.

“The Commonwealth Games is normally one of the toughest races that, especially the male team, has ever attended. So even a finish or even to complete the race will be a hell of an achievement for us.”

Williams, who is also Secretary General of the NOC, said funding for the Games will come from the NOC for all disciplines that will be represented.

“The NOC will provide the athletes with their tickets and accommodation going to the Games, and as a matter of a fact, the NOC will be taking 20 athletes to the Commonwealth Games this year. Athletics will be fielding a strong team where they will have at least 10 athletes,” he said.

This year’s Games will bring together thousands of elite athletes, friendly volunteers and excited spectators to join an incredible festival of sport and culture.

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  1. Caribbean Cycling Fan July 2, 2014 at 15:38 - Reply

    I believe based on Tamiko Butler’s recent victory and frequent top ten placings in the UK women’s pro events that she could be a medal contender. This is a real opportunity for Antigua cycling and women’s caribbean cycling. I predict that the three time Caribbean Champion will not only finnish the road race but be in the top ten in that race and possibly other events on the track and the time trial. Antigua, “have your flags on ready”.

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