Njisane Phillip

Njisane Nicholas Phillip (born 29 May 1991 San Fernando ) is a racing cyclist from Trinidad and Tobago.

Cycling career

Njisane Philip comes from a cycling family: His grandfather and his father were cyclist. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Miami, where he came in contact by his father to the power cycling. He specialized in the web -Speed ​​disciplines Sprint, Time Trial, Team Sprint and Keirin.

Later Phillip went back to Trinidad and in 2008 was with the Most Outstanding International Cyclist Award after he had won in the Pan American Junior Games in Ecuador silver in the team sprint and bronze in the keirin. In the Junior Track World Championships 2009 in Moscow, he placed seventh in the Keirin and fifth place in the sprint and also was a national junior champion in the road race. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he finished fifth in the sprint and keirin in the tenth, and at the Central American and Caribbean Games, he won the gold medal in the sprint and a bronze medal in the team sprint, together with Christopher Sellier and Azikiwe Kellar. At the Pan American Games 2011 in Guadalajara, he won the bronze medal in the sprint.

When you first run of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup 2011/2012 in Astana Phillip was seventh in the sprint, the second round in Cali sixth and eighth in the keirin. At the Pan American Radmeisterschaften he won the gold medal in the sprint, but crashed so hard that he had to give up a start at the UCI Track World Championships 2012 in Melbourne at the following Keirin race. He was nominated as the only cyclist in his country for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, ranked fourth in the sprint and keirin in the seventh.

Njisane Phillip spends most of the year in the United States, where it is coached by former British racing cyclist Jamie Staff, who also oversees the U.S. National Sprint Team. After did not feel adequately supported in the preparations for the Olympic Games in London by his association Phillip, he announced publicly that he was playing with the idea of ​​switching in the American Association.

In April 2013, the three-day Njisane festival took place in Trinidad, which was attended by around 50 top international racing cyclist, including the Russian Denis Dmitriev, the Malaysian Josiah Ng and the Colombian Fabian Puerta.


2011 was named Sports Personality of the Year Njisane Philip of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.