“It’s a big gap, but not an insurmountable one… There are countless, beautiful comeback stories throughout the history of the sport! It’s what inspires people to pursue sport! “The essence of sport is to rise to the occasion, put one’s best foot forward, and face the doubts and demons that …Read More »
From zoom to gloom: T&T cycling suffers growing pains as fading Olympic dream prompts recriminations
After the euphoria of gold medals and tournament record times in the 2019 Pan American Games and Elite Pan Am Track Cycling Championships came a sickening crash to earth for Trinidad and Tobago cyclists Njisane Phillip and Keron Bramble. Feted in September, then vilified by Christmas. Phillip said he has …Read More »
A world record. The pinnacle for any sportsman because no one—ever—has gone as fast, as high, as far or lifted as much, in the history of mankind. Trinidad and Tobago has a lot of medals in its proud sporting history, gold that belie its size relative to its competitors. But …Read More »
Dear Editor: Has TTCF president, Robert Farrier, brought cycling into disrepute with Hartwell attack?
“The fact that the [Trinidad Guardian] article could say, ‘[National Cycling coach Erin] Hartwell rarely uses times made by riders to justify his recommendation for selection, and committee members do not ask for any’ is an outright untruthful statement. “[…] If indeed the President of the TTCF is the anonymous …Read More »
“It is a lonely life,” said Rio-bound Trinidad and Tobago international cyclist Njisane Phillip. “I am up at 6am and I’m out of the house at 7am. I’m on the track at 9am, I’m off the track at 12pm and I am back in the gym at 3pm. “I’m out …Read More »