Paul moves up World RankingGary Acosta
Saturday, June 24 2017
Nicholas Paul’s exploits on the European Track Cycling circuit has already started to bear fruit as the young sprinter from Gasparillo has broken into the top 100 in both the Elite Men Sprint and Keirin events for the first time.
As of June 20th, Paul is now ranked 77th (up from 147th) in the Men Sprint and 92nd (up from 141st) in the Men Keirin. The ascension in the UCI World Rankings were thanks to his impressive performances at four Class One UCI Events in Germany in June. While Paul moved into the top 100, Kwesi Browne remained T&T’s highest ranked cyclist as he sits in 9th in the Men’s Keirin and 44th in the Men’s Sprint.
T&T’s two-time Olympian, Njisane Phillip remains in the top 50 in the Men’s Sprint with a 49th place while Akil Campbell has made some in roads in the Men Omnium moving from 149th to 108th with the intention of breaking into the Top 100 soon.
Kollyn St. George’s performance in Europe as well have not gone unnoticed as the Breakaway sprinter made a huge leap from 243rd to 105th in the Women’s Sprint event. Even though Keiana Lester has been out of competition due to injury since December 2016, she still maintains a top 100 ranking in the Women’s Keirin with a 92nd position.
Selected Top 100 Rankings
Elite Men Sprint
44th – Kwesi Browne
49th – Njisane Phillip
77th – Nicholas Paul
Elite Men Keirin
9th – Kwesi Browne
92nd – Nicholas Paul
92nd – Keiana Lester