Juvenile & Masters National Champs pedal off on FridayGary Acosta
Sunday, April 24 2016
Cyclists between the ages of 15-16 (Juveniles) and those older than 40 (Masters) will take to the Arima Velodrome as the 2016 National Track Cycling Championships for Juveniles and Masters cyclists pedals off on Friday to Sunday night.
The three days of intense competition in Arima will see cyclists battle for National Glory in the Sprints, Keirin, Scratch, Points Race, Individual Pursuit, Time Trial, Team Pursuit and Team Sprint events. The weekend is expected to see battles heat up between Jabari Whiteman (Southclaine), Justin Baptiste (Breakaway) and Dean Woodsley (Petrotrin) among others.
The Battle for National Glory does not exclude some of T&T’s top Masters cyclists such as multiple World Masters Champion, Earl Henry, Cyril Fook (PSL) and reigning Pan American Masters Champions Joel Browne (Arima Wheelers) and Desmond Roberts (PSL) to name a few.
For the first year in recent times, the Juvenile cyclists have been allowed the opportunity to compete at the Arima Velodrome for their National Championships since they would have normally competed at the Youth Championships at the end of July; typically hosted at Skinner Park, San Fernando. The event this weekend also serves as a good warm-up as well for those wishing to earn a spot onto the National Team traveling to the Junior Pan American Track Cycling Championships. Trials for that team are coupled with the National Track Championships for Junior cyclists from the 5-9 May.