Hopkins Helps Win Fourth Stage In Guadeloupe

August 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Kaden Hopkins claimed a fourteenth-place finish to help his team Vendee U win stage four of the Tour of Guadeloupe yesterday [August 8].

The Bermuda rider, who won stage two of the annual men’s competition on Sunday, is 22nd in the general classification, with five stages remaining.

Hopkins played a significant role in helping Vendee U team-mate Lucas Boniface win the 161-kilometre stage from Saint-François to Saint-Anne.

Hopkins’s father, Greg Hopkins, told Bernews: “One rider got clear with three kilometres to go, and then Kaden got on the front with Lucas on his wheel.

“Kaden worked solo to pull the break back and stayed on the front, driving such a hard pace no one else could attack.

“He kept this up into the finishing straight when Lucas sprinted to victory.”

Greg Hopkins, who won the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Race in 1999, added: “What made the win all the more impressive for the team was that with about 25km to go, Baptiste Vadic, who started the day third in the general classification, crashed heavily.

“Vendee U team-mates Alfie George and Nicola Marcerou waited for him to remount and then helped him back to the main peloton, finishing in the pack 38 seconds behind the winner and holding onto his place in the general classification.”

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