Phillip wins sprint at Trexlertown
Njisane Phillip won the UCI Fastest Man on Wheels Grand Prix Men’s Sprint event in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, USA on Friday night after finishing fourth in the Pro Men UCI sprint qualifying.
The ace T&T sprint cyclist had a time of 10.95 seconds and finished the Flying 200 qualifying behind Barnard Esterhuizen (10.73), Matthew Baranoski (10.76), and Kamil Kuczynski (10.90).
However, Phillip overcame David Espinoza in the sprint quarter-finals before beating Esterhuizen in the semis and Baranoski in the final.
Phillip was first on the overall Pro Men UCI sprint standings, gaining a valuable 30 points towards his UCI World Cup qualification bid.
Phillip also entered the Pro Men keirin event but had to settle for a second place finish.
He was second behind Espinoza in heat three before finishing second to Esterhuizen in the final. Espinoza was sixth in the keirin final.
T&T’s Azikiwe Kellar was seventh in his heat and did not qualify for the keirin final.