Campbell, St. George move into World Top 100Gary Acosta
Saturday, July 22 2017
Consistent performances by both Akil Campbell (PSL) and Kollyn St. George (Breakaway CC) in the USA and Europe respectively within the last month has seen them being rewarded with debuts in the Top 100 of the UCI World Rankings published 20th July.
Campbell, the highest ranked T&T Elite Endurance cyclist, jumped into the top 100 of the Men’s Omnium to now sit in 83rd after previously sitting on the edge of the top 100 at 110th just about a month ago. Campbell has shown consistency while competing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Centre in Trexlertown, USA during their summer and looks primed and ready to take on the Elite Nationals in about 3 weeks.
Also making her debut in not only one but two rankings for the 2018 season was Kollyn St. George. The Breakaway cyclist campaigned throughout the European circuit during her three month stint at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. That campaign saw her move 10spots up in the Women’s Sprint into 95th and a new entry into the Women’s 500m Time Trial in 67th after a second place showing at the Lauf Cottbuser SprintCup 2017 in Germany.
Njisane Phillip also moved 5 spots in the Men’s Sprint to 44th while Kwesi Browne went from 9th to 12th in the Men’s Keirin but remains T&T's highest ranked cyclist.
Campbell, St. George, Phillip, Browne and a cadre of T&T’s best cyclists will culminate at the National Cycling Centre from 10-14th August to compete in the Elite & U23 National Track Cycling Championships. Not only will National Glory be at stake but as well prized positions for the National Team to fly the red, white and black at the Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships will be up for grabs at the Nationals.
See below for a summary of T&T’s cyclists within the World Top 100:
Njisane Phillip - 44th (up 5 spots)
Kwesi Browne - 66th
Nicholas Paul - 67th (up 10 spots)
Kwesi Browne - 12th
Nicholas Paul - 70th (up 22 spots)
Akil Campbell - 83 (up 27 spots)
Trinidad & Tobago - 40th (up 2 spots)
Kollyn St. George - 95th (up 10 spots)
Keiana Lester - 93rd
Kollyn St. George - 67th (new entry)