Trinidad and Tobago’s Kwesi Browne just missed out on a podium finish, placing fifth in the final of the Men’s Keirin at the Tissot International Cycling Union (UCI) World Cup Series in Australia on Saturday.
On the second day of the event at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, Browne was within reach of a medal but unfortunately crashed in the medal race.
Browne’s mishap occurred after Russia’ Denis Dmitriev fell in front of the local cyclist and he did not have a chance to manoeuvre away from the spill, crashing in the process and leading to a non-finish.
However, Browne, who earlier won his heat and automatically advanced to the next round, still earned valuable Olympic points (350), as did T&T’s speed team of Nicholas Paul, Njisane Phillip and Keron Bramble, who placed sixth in the Men’s Elite Team Sprint on Friday’s opening day to each earn 162.50 towards Olympic qualification.
Fast-finishing Colombian Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro won the Keirin gold medal ahead of New Zealand’s Matthew Glaetzer and Czech Republic’s Thomas Babek. In fourth place was Jack Carlin of Great Britain.
Last night, world record holder in the Flying 200 metres, Paul, was scheduled to compete in the men’s sprint qualification round. The medal race is carded today on the final day of the UCI World Cup.