T&T’s cyclist Nicolas Paul bagged second rank in UCI’s rankings

Trinidad and Tobago island's- cyclist Nicholas Paul is now ranked as the second-fastest men’s individual sprinter globally.

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago island’s– cyclist Nicholas Paul is now ranked as the second-fastest men’s individual sprinter globally.

According to the latest rankings of -International Cycling Union (UCI), which were released on Thursday, – Paul (1,317.5 points) hunts current Polish world leader Mateusz Rudyk (1,362.5 points). He lies slightly ahead of Colombian Kevin Santiago Quintero Chavarro (1,315 points).

Trinidad and Tobago’s cyclist- Keron Bramble, who has been out of competition since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in mid-March last year, bagged -58th rank with- (420 pts), while compatriot Quincy Alexander with -(355 pts) is at 75th rank.

Nicolas Paul’s recent surge up the UCI rankings also allowed Trinidad and Tobago to climb to 16th rank on – International Cycling Union’s- UCI’s national ranking.

Both individual and the country improvements came after Cyclist- Nicolas Paul pedalled to silver at the International Belgian Track Meeting one week ago. This was his first official meet in over a year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

His last major competition was the – World Track Cycling Championships in Berlin, Germany, in February 2020.

Paul and countryman Kwesi Browne are currently based at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. The TT riders are gearing up for Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games.

Paul will fly the red, white and black in the men’s sprint and keirin (optional) events while Browne is preparing for the latter only.

Nicolas Paul was born on – 23 September 1998, who’s a specialist in the sprinting events. In the year -2019, on 6 September, cyclist- Nicolas Paul, at the Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Coachabamba, Bolivia, set a 200m world record of 9.100 seconds, beating the previous record of- 9.347 seconds by France’s Francois Pervis in 2013.

UCI was formed on 14 April in the year 1900. David Lappartient is the current president of UCI. The headquarters of UNC’s is based in Aigle, Switzerland.