Oliveira places eighth at Green Mountain

  • Top performances: Matthew Oliveria, right, shows off his green jersey with Magnus Sheffield, his Hot Tubes team-mate and overall winner of the Green Mountain Race in Vermont

    Top performances: Matthew Oliveria, right, shows off his green jersey with Magnus Sheffield, his Hot Tubes team-mate and overall winner of the Green Mountain Race in Vermont


Matthew Oliveira won his final stage race for Hot Tubes at the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont.

The 18-year-old, who started racing for Hot Tubes — a top junior cycling team in the United States — last summer, finished the overall competition in eighth in a time of 6hr 49min 5sec. He also claimed the green sprinter’s jersey during the four-day event, which finished on Monday.

Magnus Sheffield, Oliveira’s team-mate, was the overall winner in 6:46:37.

Oliveira finished the race on a high by winning the fourth and final stage in 41:45, 14 seconds ahead of second-place Sheffield.

The Bermudian, who is starting his first year at Loughborough University, placed tenth in stage one in 15:06:67, 43rd in stage two in 2:52:58 and seventeenth in stage three in 2:59:39.

Oliveira competed at the XL Catlin Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships in Bermuda last month, winning the road race.

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Published Sep 6, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 6, 2018 at 12:02 am)

Oliveira places eighth at Green Mountain

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