Tough W/Cup start for T&T riders

 Team Drive Phase Sport placed 18th of 19th in the Men’s Team Sprint when the UCI Track Cycling World Cup continued in Aguacalientes, Mexico yesterday.

The team of Justin Roberts, Quincy Alexander and Jude Carrington were relegated for an illegal transition.

Roberts led off in 17.636 seconds before Alexander took over in 13.193 seconds while Carrington rode his 200 m leg in 13.517.

The top four teams will do battle for the medals.

Germany will take on Great Britain for the gold, while Australia will tackle Netherlands in the bronze medal matchup.

Germany were the top qualifiers with 41.871 seconds followed by Great Britain  in 42.339. Australia were the third fastest team in 42.671 while the Netherlands’s cumulative effort was 42.995.

And in the Men’s Omnium Flying Lap, Trinidad and Tobago’s Varun Maharajh was 19th  of 20 cyclists when he was timed at 13.407. He had two other races scheduled for last night (30km points race and elimination).

Great Britain’s Edward Clancy was the fastest 12.417 seconds, ahead of Australia’s Luke Davison in 12.581 and New Zealand Shane Archbold in 12.732.

Today Njisane Phillip will be in action in the sprints, while Maharajh will continue his battle in the omnium. Phillip will again compete on Saturday in the keirin, and Alexander and Roberts in the kilometre time trial.

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