The Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport congratulates 18 year old cyclist Quincy Alexander who fought his way to a gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago in the gruelling kilometre time trial at the Pan American Cycling Championships in Argentina Thursday in a time of 1:06:167.
Quincy, who won the 2011 Spirit of Sport Award (SOSA) title of ‘Emerging Athlete’, outlasted his experienced competitors from the host country and the United States to become the youngest cyclist from this country to medal at the event, in only his first international elite competition.
Minister Roberts described the win as ‘fantastic, especially given the fact that Quincy is competing at his first senior level event and has won precious metal. It augurs well for the immediate future for cycling in Trinidad and Tobago. I also look forward to seeing the individual cycling talent in Quincy Alexander, Njisane Phillip, Christopher Sellier and Azikiwe Kellar combining to form a team that can compete and win on the world stage.”
Quincy Alexander repeats the glory earned by Christopher Sellier (2010) and Gene Samuel (1984, 1994) as Pan Am gold medallists in the 1km time trial event.
The Sports Company of Trinidad & Tobago congratulate the young cyclist on his extraordinary achievement and wish him the best in what is sure to be an rewarding career as a professional athlete.