Trinidad and Tobago's sprint cyclists tasted gold for the second time in just over a month, this time blowing away the opposition in the men's team sprint event at the 2019 Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia on Wednesday night.
In the process, the trio of Keron Bramble, Njisane Phillip and Nicholas Paul set a new Pan American record and a new national record of 41.938 seconds riding in the Elite Pan American final against Argentina's Farid Suarez, Juan Serrano and Lucas Vilar who clocked 44.474 seconds.
T&T's Nicholas Paul, Njisane Phillip and Keron Bramble captured the gold medal in the final of the Team men's sprint event at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Thursday night.
The national team under the guidance of national cycling technical director Erin Hartwell clocked 43.792 seconds to earn T&T its first gold medal of the Games and second overall, thanks to a bronze from boxer Michael Alexander in the men's light welterweight class on Tuesday night.
Robert Farrier has resigned as president of the T&T Cycling Federation. In a letter obtained by CNC3 Sports, Farrier said he resigned the post with immediate effect, citing "the level of volunteerism needed to lead, drive and propel the TTCF, and the sport further can no longer be sustained due to my other commitments."
Below is a copy of Farrier's resignation letter.
Police have detained a member of the T&T Defence Force (TTDF) in connection with last Saturday’s hit-and-run accident which claimed the life of cyclist Aaron Thomas in Cumuto.
Thomas, of Victory Heights, Arima, died after being struck while riding ahead of his Madonna Wheelers teammates west along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway near the Cumuto intersection.