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News 2009

St. Kitts & Nevis Cycling Federation (SKNCF) Visits Congress in Havana Cuba and Reveals a Vision for Local Cycling.

St. Kitts & Nevis, January 12, 2009 – The Panamerican Cycling Confederation (COPACI) congress was held in Havana Cuba on January 10, 2009 and was attended by delegates from North America, Central and South America and the Caribbean.  The purpose of the congress was to consider the state of cycling in this hemisphere and to facilitate the election of executives.

Greg Phillip, President of the SKNCF and Winston Crooke, General Secretary, represented St. Kitts & Nevis.  They took the opportunity to meet with other delegates regarding the state of cycling locally and across the region.  According to Greg Phillip, “it is clear that cycling in the Federation is growing and requires input from the outside the country to raise it even to the level that triathlon has attained to date.  Equipment is needed to assist the youth program, but just as important is the education of personnel to aid the technical development of local cyclists.”

Winston Crooke added that this year more local races are planned, the number of youths in the introduction/youth program will increase, and at least two of our local senior cyclists will be sent either to South America or the northwestern Caribbean for at least two months to train and gain practical and transferable cycling experiences.

The SKNCF officials decided to use this media to thank the Nevis Island Administration for its invaluable assistance throughout 2008.

The next major cycling event is the Reggie Douglas organized Major Taylor Honor Day slated for February 14, 2009 in Newcastle, Nevis.  Cyclists in youth, male and female categories are expected from Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Kitts & Nevis and        St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Contact::- Greg Phillip, President
St. Kitts & Nevis Cycling Federation
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