T&T Olympian Njisane Phillip, junior Pan American champion teenager Kwesi Browne of Arima Wheelers and double gold-medalist at the recent Keep Fit series, Azikiwe Kellar, will feature among a competitive line-up in the flying 200m event, which pedals off the T&T Cycling Federation’s (TTCF) Elite Pan American Championship Trials, at the Arima Velodrome, from 7 pm, this evening.

The trio, will be up against other top names in last year’s Pan Am gold medalist Quincy Alexander, Testi Cicli’s Ako Kellar, Daniel Richardson of Arima Wheelers and Justin Roberts of Team DPS, all of whom will aim to sneak below the minimum qualifying time of 11.350 seconds.

In the women’s event, which will open proceedings, aiming to finish under the qualifying time of 13.50 seconds are the Arima Wheelers’ duo of Jodi Goodridge and Denese Francis along with Kerliann Wellington of Bike Smith.

Successful riders will earn a spot in the national team which will contest the 2013 Pan American Championship, to be staged in Aguascalientes, Mexico, from February 6-10.

Two years ago, Phillip, Kellar (Azikiwe) and Christopher Sellier clocked a time of 44.098 seconds in the men’s team sprint event, which marked a Pan American and national record. Incidentally, the record breaking performance was performed at the same Mexican venue.

Action will continue tomorrow and Thursday, from 7 pm, each day.


Schedule of events

Flying 200m (women)- 7 pm
Flying 200m (men)- 7.10 pm
30km Points Race (men)- 7.30 pm
Flying 200m (if necessary, women)- 8.20 pm
Flying 200m (if necessary, men)- 8.30 pm

500m Time Trial (women)- 7 pm
1km Time Trial (men)- 7.30 pm
3km Individual Persuit (women)- 8 pm
4km Individual Persuit (men)- 8.30 pm

Standing 250m (if necessary, women)- 7 pm
Standing 250m (if necessary, men)- 7.15 pm
15km Scratch Race (33 laps, men)- 7.30 pm

Source: www.guardian.co.tt