Manchester, UK–In the opening 2013-14 UCI Track World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago’s Njisane Phillip showed his 2012 London Olympic Games semi-finals appearance was no fluke as he rode to a world-class silver medal performance in front of a packed house.
Aboard his TK1, Njisane (pronounced “ja-sane”) qualified with the third fastest 200m time out of 41 starters, clocking a 9.936–one of just nine who broke the 10-second mark. Making his way through the quarter finals and semi’s, including getting past Matthew Crampton (above, GBR), Njisane ultimately lost to World Champion Robert Forsetmann (GER) in two rides, but not before showing that he undoubtedly part of tracking sprinting’s upper echelon. Njisane is now on his way to Southern California where he will compete in the LA Grand Prix on Nov 22-24 before heading to Aguascalientes, Mexico in December for UCI World Cup no. 2.
Other notable finishes by Felt athletes include Cari Higgins (USA) and Ruth Winder (USA) who were part of the Women’s Team Pursuit Team that qualified fifth, (Martyn Irvine (IRE) who qualified seventh in the Men’s Individual Pursuit, Sofia Arreola (MEX, below) who finished ninth in the Women’s Omnium, and Jacob Duehring (USA, above) who, in racing his first-ever major international event, took 12th in the Men’s Omnium.