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Njisane finishes eighth in World Cup Keirin

Monday, December 9, 2013

National cyclist Njisane Phillip had to settle for another eighth place finish on Saturday night in the Men’s Keirin as the curtain closed on the UCI Cycling World Cup leg two in Aguascalientes, Mexico.


Njisane also finished eighth in the men’s sprint on Friday. The T&T rider was among six riders in heat two aiming for a top three finish to advance to the final later that evening. Unfortunately, Njisane could only muster fifth place, bringing his leg two World Cup experience to a close. Christos Volikakis of Greece won the heat.


Great Britain’s Matthew Crampton eventually won gold, ahead of Tobias Wachter (Germany) and Shane Perkins (Australia). Njisane now lies fifth in the overall keirin standings after the first two legs of the World Cup. Njisane has 136 points, while Wachter is on top with 240 points. In the men’s sprint, Njisane currently lies second overall on 217 points, behind Matthew Glaetzer of Australia (255 points). The T&T Olympian won sprint silver at the first leg of the world cup in England last month. 


Njisane will aim to move up the standings in both events, when the third and final leg of the World Cup takes place from January 17-19 in Guadalajara, Mexico. 


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