T&T's men's Sprint team of Njisane Phillip, Nicholas Paul and Kwesi Browne failed to advance to the next round of the UCI (International Cycling Union) Cycling World Cup in Berlin Germany yesterday, finishing 10th overall in a time of 44.353.
The race was won by Netherlands' team of Nils van Thoenderdaal, Harrie Lavreysen and Sam Ligtlee who all combined for a quick time of 42.980.
Great Britain's team of Ryan Owens, Jack Carlin and Jason Kenny took the runner-up position in 43.045 while the French trio of Sebastien Vigier, Rayan Helal and Quentin Lafargue was third.
Soon after the race Robert Farrier, the T&T Cycling Federation (TTCF) president said the time has come for more work to be done with our kilometre riders if we are to get better times at international events.
"We need to have a stronger rider in the third leg to be competitive at the world level," Farrier said.
After the race, an analysis done showed that T&T's first-leg ridden by Phillip was in the third position overall from the 15 cyclists in his leg, while Paul's ride had left the T&T team in the fifth position.
The team sank further after Browne's ride, causing Farrier to call for ways to improve his team's ride at all legs.
Browne will spring into action in the Keirin today where he will compete in heat three. However, Phillip and Paul will contest the individual sprints tomorrow, needing first to be among the top sprinters to advance to the match sprint.