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Oliveira places eighth at Green Mountain

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.

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

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Published September 06, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 06, 2018 at 1:02 am)

Oliveira places eighth at Green Mountain

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