Junior cycling ace Enrique De Comarmond won gold medals at the just-concluded Caribbean Junior Cycling Championship in Guyana at the weekend.
Ther rising cycling talent destroyed the field to clinch the gold medals in the Kilometre Time Trial and the Road Race, to continue on the good works of the country's cycling team under technical director, Canadian Erin Hartwell.
However, attempts by his teammates, cousins Rodell and Tyrique Woods were unsuccessful as both got punctures. Manager of the team Jeff Chandler said his riders did a wonderful job and had it not been for the misfortunes experienced by the Woods cousins, it could have been even better for the country concerning medals.
Chandler said it was unfortunate that there was no service team following the race when the punctures took place.
According to Chandler "In the Road Race, I thought we have gotten a one-two-three. And we were gearing up for that finish when the riders got flats and because no vehicles were allowed to follow, the cyclists did not follow." After the event, De Comarmond returned to the United States where he has been training and racing. He is expected to return home for the Tobago Cycling Classic in October, and will also feature in the Beacon Cycling on the Avenue event soon after the events in the sister isle of Tobago.
Meanwhile another TT junior rider D'Angelo Harris will face the starter at the Junior Worlds in Germany today. Harris, a talented junior sprinter will contest the sprints.