Jordan Castle of New Zealand and Colombian Sol Angie Roa captured the men’s and women’s keirin events respectively on the second day of the National Cycling Centre Opening Event in Couva on Sunday.

Roa timed her jump precisely after Keiana Lester of Bike Smith eased away from the group as the derny exited the track with 2.5 laps to go. As they neared one lap remaining, Roa made her move with Teniel Campbell of Team DPS in hot pursuit. Roa was just too strong in the end, rounding Lester in the final straight as the Bike Smith cyclist settled for second while Campbell ended third.

Roa also completed a clean sweep of the women’s sprints after she took the 500m time trial with a clocking of 36.396 seconds. Kollyn St. George (Breakaway) was in second in 36.844 while Keiana Lester was in third in 37.826.

Among the men, Castle rode a smart race in the keirin, accelerating in the last 125 metres to come over Colombian Anderson Parra and take the top prize. Castle’s countryman, Sam Dakin eased in on the inside of the Colombian to snatch second.

And in the 15 kilometre scratch race, Chilean Antonio Torres made it two wins in two curtain events, as he and Colombian Javier Gomez lapped the field twice.

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Earlier in the race, Torres, Gomez and young T&T rider, Tyler Cole stole a march on the field as they went a lap up within the first 20 laps.

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Torres and Gomez however, broke free once again as they went on to gain yet another lap.

In last kilometre, Torres was just too strong as he sprinted away from Gomez while Cole was happy with his third place finish.


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