Cudjoe congratulates cyclists on Nations Cup success | World sports
Sports and Community Development Minister Shamfa Cudjoe congratulated the TTO team on their success at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Tissot Nations Cup Track Race in Cali, Colombia over the weekend , during which she won three gold medals.
Flying 200m world record holder Nicholas Paul emerged victorious in his first major competition since his collarbone injury, winning two gold medals in the men’s sprint and kierin events, while Akil Campbell won gold in the men’s elimination race.
Paul also finished fourth in the 1km time trial, just missing out on a podium spot.
A Department of Sport press release yesterday said Paul ‘showed sprint prowess as he won a double gold medal to secure a victory over Harrie Lavreysen, the current world and Olympic sprint champion’.
“We thank the team for their outstanding performance in the Nations Cup and for inspiring our youngsters and budding cyclists. We will continue to strongly support all of our athletes as they chase success and fly red, white and black on a global scale. Cujoe said.
She also acknowledged the contribution of all coaches, technical staff, cycling clubs and the cycling federation for their tireless efforts to advance cycling.