Matthew Oliveira announced himself on the world stage by winning Bermuda’s first Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal in the island’s history.

Oliveira delivered a remarkable display to win the boys time-trial yesterday after stopping the clock at 12min 06sec, 12 seconds faster than silver medal-winner Dylan Hughes, of Scotland, in Nassau, Bahamas.

The 17-year-old had told The Royal Gazette prior to the Games that Nassau would merely be an experience-gaining exercise against some of the world’s top junior riders.

Sitting pretty: Oliveira, left, Rowse, centre, and Hopkins delivered superb performances in their cycling time-trial races at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas. Oliveira won the gold medal in the boys time-trial, with Hopkins placing sixth, Rowse earned bronze in the girls race.

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