Nicholas Paul

SPEED MERCHANT: Nicholas Paul powers his way to gold in the Men’s Sprint at the Velodrome of the National Sporting Village in Lima, Peru, last month. Paul broke the world record in the same event in Bolivia at the Pan Am Elite Track Cycling Championship on Friday. —Photo courtesy KEMNORE BYNOE

Team TTO’s top sprint cyclist Nicholas “Nico” Paul thanked God and his family for his sterling performances at the Pan American Elite Track Cycling Championships as he concluded his and Team TTO’s campaign with a fourth-place finish in the Men’s kilometre time-trial yesterday.

He finished just outside the medals on the fifth and final day, postinwg a new national mark of 59.241 seconds, which beat his own previous mark of 59.443 seconds established at last year’s edition of the competition.


A new dispensation with the right attitude.

While former skipper Denesh Ramdin did not travel with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team for their third-round West Indies Championship four-day match against Guyana Jaguars, starting tomorrow, chairman of selectors Tony Gray said the wicket-keeper/batsman still has a big role to play in the team going forward.