NICHOLAS PAUL was impressive on Saturday, as the two-day Easter Cycling Classic ended at the Arima Velodrome.
The 20-year-old copped gold in the elite/international/invitational 500-metre sprint, followed by his national sprint teammates Njisane Phillip (Rigtech Sonics) and Kwesi Browne (Arima Wheelers). Jabari Whiteman of PSL placed fourth.
Paul ended the day with a silver medal in the international/invitational 25-lap scratch race.
Edwin Sutherland of Barbados rode away with the gold medal, while Jymes Bridges of DPS club was third and Jovian Gomez of PSL was fourth.
On the first race of the day, Paul finished third in the international/invitational eight-lap race, behind Adam Alexander (Team Raiders) and Njisane Phillip (Rigtech Sonics).
Gomez copped gold in the elite 1/international 10-kilometre tempo race. Barbados’ Jamol Eastmond got silver and DPS’ Kemp Orosco earned bronze.
According to a media release from the TTCF (TT Cycling Federation), the Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club, who were the chief organising club, received a pledge from Arima Mayor Lisa Morris-Julien that the event will be supported annually by the Arima Borough Corporation.
The Madonna Wheelers in collaboration with the TTCF expressed their gratitude to the supporters who witnessed the two-day event, as well as the Police Service and the Red Cross officials.
Among the event’s sponsors were the Arima Borough Corporation, NLCB (National Lotteries Control Board), Massy Group, Flags TC International, Mario’s Pizzeria, Vincent Investments Limited, Village of Mandalay, BELEC, Mikes Bikes, Cushionflor Limited, Shade Construction Limited, Bermudez Biscuit Company and Geronimo’s Cycle and Sport.