Antigua and Barbuda’s Bridges Jr signs professional cycling contract

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Cyclist Jyme Bridges Jr is set to ride professionally for the Albiono Pry cycling team
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Jyme Bridges Jr, one of Antigua and Barbuda’s top cyclists, will ride on the professional circuit for the Albiono Pro cycling team out of France.

This is according to a press release issued by Bridges’ local team, the Vipers Cycling Club, which states that the rider will travel to France where he will join the Albiono Pro cycling team, a new Union of Cyclist International (UCI) Continental Pro team rooted from the British Virgin Islands.  

Team Albiono’s current roster is made up of athletes from the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Anguilla, Italy, France, Colombia, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Spain.

According to the release, Bridges and his team members will engage in competitions at the UCI level on a global scale with the international racing year tentatively scheduled to commence in March 2024 in Africa.

Vipers dubbed the accomplishment as a major one for the Antiguan and his family and also the Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Federation (ABCF).

Training commences in mid-January when the team gathers in Nice, France to start preparation for the racing year ahead.

“Team Viper would like to congratulate our team captain on his achievement and also take the time to congratulate the team on our hard work and dedication in aiding Mr Bridges’ success.

“Team Viper would also like to take this opportunity, to thank everyone for their continued support as we develop and shape the Sport of Cycling in our twin island state. We stand firm on the belief that we are all great and need only a platform to showcase our capabilities as a people and a nation,” the release said.

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