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Saturday 16 December 2017
Sports

NLCB on board for top cycling events

The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) is continuing its support of the local cycling fraternity and has partnered with two top events on the local cycling calendar. NLCB has assisted with the recently concluded Elite Pan American Cycling Championship and will come on board for the Trinidad and Tobago International Cycling Classic which pedals off later this month.

Chairman of the NLCB, Marvin Johncilla said, “The sport of cycling has tremendously grown over the last few years. NLCB is happy to support these two organisations who have contributed to the development of the sport and who have brought international exposure to cycling in Trinidad and Tobago.

One of NLCB’s corporate social responsibility pillars is sport and therefore we believe it is important to support our local athletes and sporting organisations who help build this competence and enhance national pride.”

The 2017 Elite Pan American Cycling Championship, hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF), saw the largest ever Trinidad and Tobago contingent as well as some of the best riders from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean region.

This was the second year that NLCB supported the Championship which took place between August 30 and September 3 and held at the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

The Trinidad and Tobago International Cycling Classic takes place in Tobago from September 25 to October 1. This year’s event will also see cyclists from around the world convene to battle. The organisers will once again partner with sports channel ESPN to internationally broadcast the races.

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