Cycling: Yellow jerseys presented to OCBC Cycle Road Race winners

Presentation of yellow jerseys to winners of the OCBC Cycle Road Race at Devonshire Building, on May 12, 2016.
Presentation of yellow jerseys to winners of the OCBC Cycle Road Race at Devonshire Building, on May 12, 2016. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

SINGAPORE - Winners at the OCBC Cycle Road Race in March were presented with yellow jerseys on Thursday afternoon. The winners will don their new jerseys at the OCBC Cycle National Championships on May 22 and 29.

Seven of the eight winners from the race in March received the jerseys at the presentation ceremony, with the only absentee being William Kingsley Pratt, winner of the men's Open category.

On being able to don the jersey, women's Open champion Wendy Yap said: "I'm excited to be able to wear it, but the prospect of being able to participate in more local races is even better.

"We are quite starved for races here, so my team-mates and I are quite happy to be able to race more at home."

She was referring to a series of four road races launched this year, where competitive riders can acquire points towards a national ranking. Points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race category.

The winners will be hoping to retain their yellow jerseys after the next race, as only the leader of each ranking category will be given the privilege of wearing it.