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Velodrome back on track


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Velodrome back on track

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THE OTHER TRACK at the National Stadium is also open.
After one year of having no venue to call home, local cyclists will finally have the use of the Randolph Field Velodrome to train ahead of next month’s National Track Championships.
Barbados Cycling Union president Keith Yearwood revealed that cycling can go back to the National Stadium after he received the go-ahead from authorities earlier this week.
“The track right now is open for training and after Crop Over is done then we will look at probably starting our track league on Wednesday evenings again,” Yearwood said.
“We want people to come out and sharpen themselves for the league and then the National Track Championships which we will be holding late in August.”
It’s the end of a 12-month wait for local cycling, which was set back by the protracted refurbishment of the athletics track at the National Stadium.
During that time, coach Colin Forde also said nothing was being done to protect the velodrome from any damage caused by the heavy duty vehicles working at the Waterford venue.
But National Sports Council director Erskine King refuted such claims, and subsequent inspections of the cycling track revealed no structural damage.
Yearwood revealed that talented young riders Edwin Sutherland, Josh Kelly and Kristin Vanderpool have been selected to represent Barbados at this weekend’s Junior Caribbean Championship Road Race in Aruba.
All three riders will contest the road race event while Kelly is also slated to compete in the time trial.
The cyclists will be accompanied by coaches Wayne Robinson and Mijail Santos Jimenez. (JM)

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