The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has pumped TT$1.4 million into the upcoming Caribbean Track Cycling Championships.
The event will be staged from 11-13 November at the National Cycling Center in Balmain, Couva.
“We are pleased to partner with the TTCF and the Sport Company in the hosting of the Caribbean Track Cycling Championships. The organization of this was done quickly but effectively,” said Patrice Charles Assistant Director of Physical Education and Sport.
The event will be hosted to assist local cyclists in preparing for upcoming international meets and also provides the opportunity for Caribbean cyclists to qualify for the 2023 CAC Games.
“It is an event that will be used as a qualifier for the CAC Games, for the Caribbean cyclists. So we expect that all the Caribbean countries will come and take part in the event in an effort to secure a spot for their cyclists in the CAC Games next year,” said Rowena Williams, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation.
Ms Williams emphasized there will be a focus on young cyclists during the upcoming Track Cycling Championships.
“It is going to be a junior elite event and will be open to the junior category and the elite, as we prepare our cyclists for the Commonwealth Youth Games also next year. So we have opened the event to both junior and senior cyclists. Of course, we have to select our national team (which has not been selected as yet. But we do have teams at the senior and junior levels,” Williams added.
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