Junior team off to St. LuciaGary Acosta
Thursday, July 28 2016
Three time Junior Caribbean Champion, Tyler Cole will lead a strong contingent of eight (8) cyclists to the Junior Caribbean Road Cycling Championships scheduled for St. Lucia on the 30th and 31st July, 2016. The team, led by former Olympian Robert Farrell (Coach), Roger Frontin (Manager) and Rory Doughty (Mechanic) left our shores this afternoon en route to St. Lucia.
Cole, who will now be competing as a Junior, had a good warm up after placing second at the John T Memorial in Anguilla two weeks ago and then snatched a bronze in the 15km Scratch Race at the brand new National Cycling Centre over the weekend. Bronze medalist in the 2015 Juvenile Road Race, Jabari Whiteman has also shown great form throughout 2016 and proved this with a convincing win at the Roger Smart Memorial Sprint Time Trial, defeating some of the Caribbean’s best Elite Road cyclists.
Making their National Team debut are Enrique de Comarmond, Zion Pulido, Nathan Alexander and Darius Beckles. de Comarmond has also been impressive this year and as well showed some good form at the Roger Smart Sprint Time Trial. Sidney Joseph and Ronell Woods will be making their second appearance in the Red, White and Black and are keen on stepping onto the prize podium.
Cole, Whiteman, de Comarmond and Woods will be competing in the Time Trial on Saturday while the entire contingent will race in the Road event on Sunday. The Trinidad & Tobago Cycling Federation will like to wish the best of luck to the team!
Image: Junior Team at Piarco International Airport
Front Row (l-r): Roger Frontin, Sidney Joseph, Enrique de Comarmond, Jabari Whiteman
Back Row (l-r): Zion Pulido, Tyler Cole, Ronell Woods, Darius Beckles
Missing from pic: Nathan Alexander, Robert Farrell & Rory Doughty
Tyler Cole - TT/RR
Ronell Woods - TT/RR
Nathan Alexander - RR
Sidney Joseph - RR
Jabari Whiteman - TT/RR
Enrique de Comarmond - TT/RR
Darius Beckles - RR
Zion Pulido - RR
Robert Farrell – Coach
Roger Frontin – Manager
Mechanic – Rory Doughty