Team Greens Prevail in windy Team Time Trial

Last Sunday the Bahar ic-Caghaq coast road was witness of another edition of the Greens Team Time Trial organised by Greens Cycling Club. Teams of 4 riders were set to cover the 5 lap/25 km course with Malta’s major clubs fielding their best elements in time trialling to challenge for the win.

Last year’s winners Team Greens did not fail to provide a winning ride as they set the pace high early and took the advantage right from the start. Lead by the experience and 14 time time trial champion Etienne Bonello together with Clive Ebejer, Etienne Cutajar and Andrea Mifsud (Team Nice Métropole Cote D’Azur) the team produced the fastest time of the 25km route clocking 36:38. Birkirkara St Joseph lead by John Camilleri, Steve Sciberras, David Cushing and Keith Galea finished in second place with a 1 minute 8 seconds deficit on Greens. Pierre Borg, Jeffrey Borg, Jacob Schembri and Jason Vella(kafecafe) representing Mosta CC finished in third place 15 seconds behind BSJ.

Team Greens’ Marie Claire Aquilina, Diana Muscat and Danica Bonello Spiteri showed their cohesion and domination in the female team time trial with a time of 43:43, with Fiona Tedesco, Michelle Vella Wood and Marquita Muscat (Team Greens/BSJ) finishing in second place with 47:55 and Pia Grech and Lindsey Pirotta (Team Fabio) in third place in 49:40.

‘It is always nice to win the home race, we knew we had a good chance, we did not feel the heavy wind slowing us down and that is usually a good sign. We did fear a bit Birkirkara St Joseph as John Camilleri is proving to be a very strong time trialist this year, however as a team I think we were better coordinated and our experience in these kind of races made the difference.’ Team Greens Etienne Bonello said in a comment.

Team Greens President Charles Sammut was fast to praise both his male and female teams. ‘It is an emotional journey for me to see all these dedicated and hard working athletes succeed especially in our home race. I look forward for more success as this year we a really dialled in and every one stepped up for the coming national and international commitments’

Team Greens this year also rolled out a new racing kit produced by Gi-Esse in Italy and is sponsored by Greens Supermarket, Mondo Restaurant, Fresh to go foods, BBB Cycling, Wheel Wizard, Garmin Malta, Id match bike fit lab, Naici/The Resin & Membrane Centre, BUFF and Go & Fun.

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