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Browne 9th in keirin in Mexico

Trinidad and Tobago cyclist Kwesi Browne finished ninth in the men’s keirin event at the UCI (International Cycling Union) Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico yesterday.

Browne pedalled off in the 7-12 place run-off, finishing ninth behind Simon Van Velthooven of New Zealand and Christos Volikakis of Greece.

In the final, the Netherlands Mathijs Buchli claimed the gold medal over Colombia’s Santoago Ramirez and Great Britain’s Lewis Alexander Oliva, who took silver and bronze, respectively.

Hugo Barrette of Canada was fourth.

Browne competed in heat one of  the second round Saturday night, coming up against Benjamin Edelin of France,  Lewis Alexander Oliva of Great Britain, Joachim Eilers of Germany, Matthijs Buchli from the Netherlands and Simon Van Velthooven of New Zealand.

In the first round earlier Saturday, Browne was fourth in heat four, with Van Velthooven winning the heat and Satiago Ramirez of Colombia coming in second and Japan’s Yuta Wakimoto third.

Brown went into the repechage, which is a second chance for non-qualifiers in the initial heat to advance to the second round, and won his race against Russia’s Kirill Samusenko and Argentina’s Leando Heman Botasso to make it into the second round.
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