Nicholas “Nico” Paul

WORLD RECORD HOLDER: Team TTO speed merchant Nicholas “Nico” Paul shows off his plaque commemorating his world record in the Men’s Sprint qualifiers yesterday morning, awarded to him by the Bolivian Cycling Federation at the velodrome in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Paul posted a 9.100 second clocking to break France’s Francois Pervis’s 2013 mark of 9.347 seconds. —Photo courtesy TTCF vice-president Ian Cole

TEAM TTO top sprint cyclist Nicholas “Nico” Paul became the fastest man ever over the Flying 200m when he sped around the Cochabamba, Bolivia Velodrome yesterday morning, breaking the 2013 world record for the event at the Pan Am Elite Track Cycling Championships.

Paul booked his semi-final spot when he defeated Canadian Nick Wammes in two straight rides in the best of three match-up last evening. Paul still has unfinished business in the Men’s Sprint title at this competition after earning silver behind Canada’s Hugo Barrette at last year’s edition in Mexico.

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