Immediately after receiving funds to compete at the Pan American Cycling Championships in Chile next month, T&T swept the keirin final at the UCI (International Cycling Union) sanctioned Keirin Revenge at the Valley Preferred Cycling Centre in Pennsylvania, USA on Friday night.
T&T’s participation at the Pan American Cycling Championships from September 1-6 was uncertain, due to lack of funds at the Sport Company of T&T (SporTT). Fortunately it was revealed last week that SporTT will make the funds available for the 12-member Pan Am Cycling team.
T&T proved on Friday night in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania that they can compete with the world’s best. Three T&T cyclists including Kwesi Browne, Njisane Phillip and Jude Codrington qualified for the final, alongside Canadian Joel Archambault, Jeremy Presbury of New Zealand and American James Mellen.
Browne, who won bronze in the keirin at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games last year, won gold ahead of Phillip (silver) and Codrington (bronze) to make it a clean sweep for T&T. Quincy Alexander and Justin Roberts also competed in the keirin event, but did not qualify for the final.