Hopkins To Compete In Dominican Republic

February 25, 2019

Bermuda’s Kaden Hopkins will be lining up against some of the best cyclists from Central and South America at the Vuelta de Independencia in Dominican Republic which starts on Monday, February 25th.

The seven day stage race is a UCI 2.2 level event which includes national teams as well as continental teams. Hopkins will be riding din a composite Caribbean team which is being supported by Pan American Sports Organization along with riders from Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and St. Vincent. With stages ranging in distance from 117 kilometers to 156 kilometers, total racing miles are in excess of 930 kilometers for the seven days.

Hopkins is currently attending Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he is a member of the cycling team. The US collegiate road season is about to get underway but this will be his first race for the 2019 calendar, and not an easy way to begin a competitive season.

Among the teams participating is the Columbian team Medellin which had recent successes at the Tour of Columbia and Tour of San Juan in Argentina against many of the top cycling teams in the world.

Racing for the 40th edition of this event starts on Monday with a 131 kilometer route which begins in Santo Domingo.

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