Kellar, Browne unsure for 'Pan Ams' sprints
Trinidad and Tobago endurance rider Varun Maharajh is scheduled to be back on the track today at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Mexico, his sprint teammates Azikiwe Kellar and Kwesi Browne are unsure to compete.
Maharaj is due for the Omnium I, II and III events, but Browne and Kellar have been missing in action for different reasons.
Browne suffered a spill in the first round of the keirin event on Thursday, and missed the repechage round, and was then advised to rest yesterday. And Kellar is yet to compete at the Championships after falling ill.
Browne was set to ride the kilometre time trial event yesterday, but had to pull out because of his spill.
The sprint event was due to pedal off today, but it is uncertain whether either T&T sprinter was fit to ride.
Maharajh has been holding his own despite not medalling. In the points race on Wednesday, he finish 17th. He also finished 17th in the men's four-kilometre individual pursuit, but would have been pleased to break the five-minute barrier for the first time in clocking four minutes, 50.369 seconds.
His performance in the elite men's 15km scratch race was also commendable, as he finished tenth in a race won by Argentine Maximilliano Richeze, who beat the field with an average speed of 53km per hour.