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National junior cyclists Kollyn St George and
Keiana Lester will aim for another women s team
sprint gold medal when they compete at the UCI
(International Cycling Union) Junior Track World
Cycling Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan,
St George and Lester won gold at the Junior Pan
American Cycling Championships in Aguascalientes,
Mexico, in April. The pair will face the starter today
in the women s team sprint.
St George and Lester will also compete in the 500m
time trial tomorrow, followed by the individual sprint
on Friday and Saturday. On the final day of com-
petition on Sunday, St George and Lester will line
up in the keirin event.
Sei Daniel is the third member of the T&T team.
Daniel, who won bronze for T&T in the keirin at the
Junior Pan American Cycling Championships, will
line up in the same event tomorrow. Daniel will then
compete in the individual sprint on Saturday and
Sunday. Fitzroy Daniel will manage the team, while
Anthony Sellier will serve as the team s coach.
Barbadian cyclist Jamol Eastmond is expected to
get tough competition from local, regional and inter-
national cyclists when the Beacon Cycling on the
Avenue Four takes place at Mike s Bikes on Ariapita
Avenue, Port-of-Spain, from 7.30 pm on October 7.
Eastmond, representing T&T club Heatwave, defeat-
ed a quality field to win the 30-lap main event last
year. Yondi Schmidt of the Netherlands was second,
while Norlandy Lavera of Dominican Republic was
The top T&T cyclists in the main event were Adam
Alexander of Team Foundation and veteran road cyclist
Emile Abraham, who finished fourth and fifth respec-
tively. The Tobago International Cycling Classic takes
place in Tobago from September 29 to October 4,
therefore many cyclists are expected to make the trip
to Trinidad to compete.
The 30-lap event will again close the night s pro-
gramme this year. The other two highly anticipated
events are the 200-metre sprint event and the one
lap event, both for invitational and international riders.
Other riders showcasing their talent on the night
include senior ladies, juveniles, juniors and masters.
Up to $70,000 will be awarded in cash prizes and
At the event s media conference yesterday at Mike s
Bikes, Michael Phillips of Phillips Promotions spoke
about the importance of exposing local cyclists to top
"The key to a cyclist s success is the opportunity
to compete. The more exposed our local cyclists are
to international competition in our local events, the
better prepared they are when they compete abroad,"
said Phillips. "The involvement of corporate T&T at
events such as this can significantly improve the
chances of our national cyclists medaling at the Olympic
Nisa Dass, manager---corporate marketing at Beacon,
handed over a cheque worth $350,000 to Phillips,
which represented Beacon s sponsorship of Cycling
on the Avenue and other Phillip Promotions events
in the coming year.
Dass said that sport has always been important to
Beacon. "Sport has always been a keen interest of
Beacon s. We stand by the belief that it is one of the
most successful avenues for personal growth and
creates well-rounded, disciplined individuals who can
contribute to the positive development of our com-
Dass said: "We have watched this event evolve over
the years. From pure sport to a blend of fierce com-
petition, age-old traditions and the cheerful spirit that
make us uniquely Caribbean. This change, we believe,
is a direct reflection of the essence of both the founders
and sponsors of the event and it has created a tremen-
dous energy that makes for a truly spectacular affair.
Beacon is, as always, happy to be the title sponsor of
Cycling on the Avenue and we anticipate another suc-
cessful event this year."
Beacon Cycling on the
Ave pedals off Oct 7
Junior cyclists compete
Nisa Dass presents
with a sponsorship
Woodbrook. Also in
photo is Shane
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