Trinidad and Tobago Olympian track cyclist Nicholas Paul finished 2nd in the Men’s 1Km Time Trial at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, France on Friday.
In the first round he had the 2nd fastest time with a 59.269 and was one of two riders that clocked sub-60 times. His time in the final, a 59.791 was good enough to knock off German cyclist Joachim Eilers’ 1:00.008 but eventually, Dutch cyclist and defending champion of the event, Jeffrey Hoogland’s 58.418 took home the gold medal.
Despite the commentary, Nicholas Paul actually is the first Trinbagonian cyclist since Gene “Geronimo” Samuels won bronze in Stuttgart in 1991.
On Thursday, Paul would finish 4th in the Men’s Keirin event. Endurance rider Akil Campbell would finish 21st in his debut at the World Championships.
Both riders will be active tomorrow, with Akil Campbell competing in heat #2 to qualify for the Men’s Omnium while Paul will be competing in the Men’s Sprint.