It was a winning start for team Trinidad and Tobago last night, as this country’s elite men’s team bagged gold in the team sprint on day one of the Caribbean Track Cycling Championships at the National Cycling Centre in Couva.
The team of Kwesi Browne, Zion Pulido and Ryan D’Abreau clocked 46.94 seconds in the three-lap, 750m event, finishing ahead of Cuba — Brayan Lopez, Rolando Mendez and Tony Garcia, who clocked 47.693.
In the elite men’s team pursuit final, the T&T team of Maurice Burnette, Tariq Woods, Enrique de Comarmond and Liam Trepte had to settle for second place with a time of four minutes, 22.987 seconds.
Cuba clocked 4:21.62 to claim gold.
T&T fielded the only team in the women’s team sprint event– Alexi Ramirez, Phoebe Sandy and Adrianna Seyjagat clocking 55.8 seconds in the three-lap 750m event.
In the junior elimination final, Samuel Maloney took the gold medal, just ahead of Jarel Mohammed. Devante Laurence took bronze while Raul Garcia placed fourth.
Barbados’ Jamol Eastman took gold in the 15km elite men’s scratch race, while T&T’s Tariq Woods finished second in 18 minutes, 57 seconds. T&T’s Enrique De Comarmond took the bronze while T&T’s Liam Trepte finished fourth.
Action resumes this morning with the elite men’s sprint qualifying and quarter-finals from 10 a.m. followed by the semi-finals and final in the afternoon session from 5 p.m.