COMMONWEALTH gold medalist and triple Pan American champion, Trinidadian sprinter Nicholas Paul, will miss the 2022 UCI Track Cycling World Championships due to injury, according to a press release from the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF). .
In the issued note it is reported that Paul was injured in an accident during training. Details of the injury were not released, but the TTCF said doctors have advised him to stay off the bike for the rest of the season.
The notification itself wishes Nicholas Paul, undoubtedly the leading figure in national and Caribbean cycling in terms of speed, a speedy recovery and sent his best wishes to the other members of the national team: Kwesi Browne and Akil Campbell.
The UCI Track Cycling World Championship will take place in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, from October 12 to 16 and the Trinidadian had the objective of fighting for a podium in one of the three modalities in which he was signed up.
Paul, 24, has been in sensational form in recent months with gold, silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in England. That was followed by a golden hat-trick at the Elite Pan American Championships in Peru.
This latest setback for Paul is the second injury to sideline him this year, as in April he broke his collarbone in a crash in the UCI Track Nations Cup sprint semi-final in Scotland.