Mix up costs Campbell medalGary Acosta
Saturday, October 17 2015
Akil Campbell sped over the finish line in the Road Time Trial in a time of 50:06.188 over the 37.6 km course in Barbados this morning at the Elite Caribbean Cycling Championships. Campbell’s closest competitor finished 40 seconds slower, seeing him claim top spot. That joy, however, was short lived as the T&T rider was later disqualified for not following the race course.
Speaking with the media after the event, Campbell indicated that he was directed by a race official to turn around while on the course. It was later identified that the location where he was instructed to turn around was not part of the race course, causing Campbell to be disqualified. Though extremely disappointed, the 19 year old Pleasantville native will now switch focus to the Road Race which pedals off on Sunday morning.
Christiane Farah also clocked a solid Road Time Trial to place 5th overall in the Women’s Time Trial a time of 39.54.408 over the 24km course. Farah too will now switch focus to the Women’s Road Race tomorrow.
On Sunday, Emile Abraham will be attempting to climb atop an International podium one last time in his final race for Trinidad & Tobago. He will also have the adept support of Campbell, Joshua Alexander and Sheldon Ramjit as his team-mates.
Men Time Trial Results
Women Time Trial Results
Image courtesy Clayton Clarke (Sportscore Tobago) - (L-R): Kevin Tinto (Mechanic), Christiane Farah, Joshua Alexander, Sheldon Ramjit, Emile Abraham, Akil Campbell, Robert Farrell (Coach) & Desmond Roberts (Manager)