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TTCF RACING COMMITTEE

The Racing Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation wishes to respond to the recent publications made against the Committee and National Coach – Erin Hartwell by National Cyclist Quincy Alexander. The Racing Committee is responsible for the selection of all cycling National Teams to represent Trinidad and Tobago at events. The Committee operates […]

The Racing Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation wishes to respond to the recent
publications made against the Committee and National Coach – Erin Hartwell by National Cyclist Quincy
Alexander.
The Racing Committee is responsible for the selection of all cycling National Teams to represent
Trinidad and Tobago at events. The Committee operates under the guidelines of the TTCF National
Selection Policy. The policy provides for the Committee to select cyclists in consultation with the
National Coach.
The Committee in October – November 2018 would have been in close consultation with the National
Coach – Erin Hartwell regarding the selection of the National Team for the UCI World Cup series
2018/2019. The UCI World Cup series began in October 2018, however, the Committee in consultation
with the National Coach agreed that the cyclists would be better prepared for the events being held
over the period November 2018 – January 2019. This coming out of a successful Elite Pan American
Cycling Championships 2018 held from August 29 – September 2, 2019 where the team achieved Gold
medal in the Team Sprint event and silver in the Men’s sprint event.
National Coach – Erin Hartwell provided recommendations to the Committee for selection of the team
in September 2018 and the Committee supported the recommendations. As such, the four (4) member
team of Njisane Phillip, Keron Bramble, Kwesi Browne and Nicholas Paul was selected to participate in
the UCI World Cup series over the period stated above. Note also that the focus has been mainly on
Olympic qualifications which was agreed upon by the Council.
The Racing Committee held an emergency meeting with Mr. Hartwell on February 18, 2019 following
the comments made by Mr. Quincy Alexander. Following the meeting, the Committee confirms that all
policy guidelines were followed and were satisfied with the relevant detailed data specifics and
explanations provided by Mr. Hartwell in making his recommendations for selection of the team.
As such, the Committee found no evidence of biasness or victimization against Mr. Alexander and
believe that Mr. Hartwell and the Committee operated with fairness to all cyclists and within the policy
guidelines.

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