T&T cyclists move up World Ranking

Gary Acosta
Monday, September 14 2015

T&T cyclists continue to ascend further up the World Ranking published by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The latest update, as of 14th September 2015, T&T is featured in the top 100 in most of the Olympic events as the push for Rio 2016 enhances.

Njisane Phillip leads the charge as the highest ranked T&T cyclist with his 18th position in the Men Sprint after a successful Elite Pan Am Championships in early September. Kwesi Browne’s 27th in the Men Keirin is T&T’s second highest ranked cyclist while Phillip’s 40th in the Men Keirin is tied with Varun Maharajh’s 40th in the Men Omnium.

T&T’s strong performances at the Elite Pan American Cycling Championships in Santiago, Chile is one of the main reasons which we are seeing some of our cyclists maintain or advance their world ranking at an average of 17 spots per cyclist/per event.

Below is the list of T&T cyclists within the top 100 in the world:

Men Sprint
Njisane Phillip - 18th (up from 20th)
Kwesi Browne - 74th (down from 72nd)
Quincy Alexander - 92nd (up from 113th)

Men Keirin
Kwesi Browne - 27th (up from 33rd)
Njisane Phillip - 40th (up from 44th)
Jude Codrington - 58th (up from 87th)
Quincy Alexander - 72nd (up from 114th)
Justin Roberts - 73rd (up from 104th)

Men Omnium
Varun Maharajh – 40th (up from 44th)

Men Team Sprint Nation Ranking
Trinidad & Tobago – 16th (up from 19th)

Men Team Pursuit Nation Ranking
Trinidad & Tobago – 31st (up from 43rd)

Women Sprint
Jodi Goodridge – 95th (up from 127th)
Aziza Browne – 100th (up from 130th)

Women Keirin
Aziza Browne – 92nd (up from 112th)
Jodi Goodridge – 94th (118th)

Women Team Sprint Nation Ranking
Trinidad & Tobago – 25th (up from 36th)

In the Junior category, Kollyn St. George and Keiana Lester’s triumphant year at the Junior Pan Ams and National Championships has propelled them into unprecedented top 10 placings among the world’s best Junior Women cyclists.

Below is the list of T&T Junior cyclists within the top 50 in the world:

Junior Women 500m Time Trial
Kollyn St. George – 3rd (up from 20th)
Keiana Lester – 10th (up from 33rd)

Junior Women Team Sprint
Trinidad & Tobago – 3rd (up from 19th)

Junior Women Omnium
Teniel Campbell – 11th (no previous rank)

Junior Men Sprint
Sei Daniel – 39th (no previous rank)
Akim Constantine – 40th (no previous rank)

Junior Men Keirin
Sei Daniel – 23rd (no previous rank)

Junior Men Team Sprint
Trinidad & Tobago – 23rd (no previous rank)




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