Emile Abraham

Full Name: Emile Abraham
Born: April 28, 1974 (age 44 years)
Birthplace: Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
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Discipline: Road race
Debut: 1985

Career Highlights

2013

  • 2nd, Caribbean Championships, Road, Elite, Curaçao
  • 4th ,Sandy Springs, Criterium, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Tour of Trinidad & Tobago, Corinth (San Fernando), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd, Stage 4, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tour of Trinidad & Tobago, Point Fortin (Saint Patrick), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, General Classification Tour of Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 4, Tour de Québec, Quebec (Quebec), Canada
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tour de Québec, Canada
  • 1st, Stage 1.Tour de Québec, Canada
  • 1st, General Classification Tour de Québec, Canada

2012

  • 3rd, Sandy Springs, Criterium, United States of America
  • 3rd, Athens, United States of America
  • 2nd, USA Crits Series Speed Week (a), United States of America
  • 2nd, Tour de Grandview, United States of America
  • 2nd, Harlem Skyscraper Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd,Dothan Cityfest, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 1, Tour of Trinidad & Tobago, San Fernando (San Fernando), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 3, Tour of Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Tour de Québec, Canada

2011

  • 4th, General Classification Tour of America’s Dairyland, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Tour of America’s Dairyland, United States of America
  • 5th, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Tobago International, Plymouth (Tobago), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Tobago International, Buccoo (Tobago), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, National Championship, Road, Elite, Trinidad & Tobago, Valencia (Saint Andrew), Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd, Stage 4, part a Trophée de la Caribe, Martinique

2010

  • 2nd, Central American and Caribbean Sports Games, Road, Lajas , Puerto Rico
  • 4th, Quad Cities, Criterium, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 7, Tour of America’s Dairyland, United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 2, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago

2009

  • 4th , Stage 10, Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay, Montevideo (Montevideo), Uruguay
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay, Maldonado (Maldonado), Uruguay
  • 5th, Stage 1, Tulsa Tough, United States of America
  • 4th, Tour de Winghaven, United States of America
  • 2nd, Carolina Cup, United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tour de Grandview, Grandview Heights (Ohio), United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 1, Tour de Grandview, Cincinnati (Ohio), United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 1, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 2, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago

2008

  • 3rd, Stage 3, San Dimas Stage Race, United States of America
  • 3rd, Charlotte Presbytarian Hospital Invitational Criterium, Criterium, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 4, Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd, John Findlay’s Roofing Criterium , United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 2, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 1, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd,Stage 1, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 5, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 7th, Stage 6, Herald Sun Tour, Carlton (Victoria), Australia
  • 7th, Stage 1, Herald Sun Tour, Inverloch (Victoria), Australia

2007

  • 2nd, Pan American Games, Road, Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil
  • 3rd, Kelly Cup, United States of America
  • 3rd, Decatur, United States of America
  • 1st, Westchester, United States of America
  • 1st, US 100 K Classic, United States of America
  • 1st, Long Beach, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 4, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 2, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago

2006

  • 3rd, Stage 1, Tri-Peaks Challenge Arkansas, United States of America
  • 2nd, US 100 K Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 3, Valley of the Sun Stage Race, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 2, Jacksonville, United States of America
  • 2nd, Atlanta, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 2, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd, Stage 1, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 5, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, National Championship, Road, Elite, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 1, Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional, , Mexico

2005

  • 3rd, Stage 10, International Cycling Classic, Bensenville (Illinois), United States of America
  • 2nd, Ontario -USA- (b), United States of America
  • 1st, US 100 K Classic, United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 2, Joe Martin Stage Race, United States of America
  • 1st, Atlanta, United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 2, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 1, West Indies versus the World, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional, Barahona (Barahona), Dominican Republik
  • 2nd, Stage 9, Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional, Santa Domingo (Distrito Nacional), Dominican Republik

2004

  • 3rd, Stage 2, Greenville, United States of America
  • 3rd, Greenville (b), United States of America
  • 3rd, General Classification International Cycling Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 6, International Cycling Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 4, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Red Wing (Minnesota), United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 2, International Cycling Classic, United States of America
  • 2nd, Stage 10, International Cycling Classic, Bensenville (Illinois), United States of America
  • 2nd, Athens, United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 5, International Cycling Classic, United States of America
  • 1st, Greenwood, United States of America
  • 3rd, Stage 3, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 2, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago

2003

  • 3rd, Stage 10, International Cycling Classic, Bensenville (Illinois), United States of America
  • 1st, Stage 5, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, Stage 4, Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 1st, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago

2002

  • 1st, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 3rd,Stage 7, part a Tour de la Martinique,  Martinique

2001

  • 1st, General Classification Tobago International, Trinidad & Tobago
  • 2nd, Schaal Indekeu Hulshout, Belgium
  • 1st, Stage 4, Ronde van Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium

2000

  • 3rd, Tour de Rio, Brazil

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

9 Time National Road Race Champion, Trinidad and Tobago

 

INTERESTING FACTS:

Won the Tobago classic a whopping 25 times.

Emile hails from the smaller of the twin islands (Tobago).

Biography

Wendy Cruz, of the Dominican Republic stood between Emile Abraham and the coveted gold at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007. When the dust settled, the same times were recorded: 3 hours, 38 minutes and 50 seconds. Emile unfortunately had to settle for the silver but may not have minded because it was the first time Trinidad and Tobago had medalled in such an event. The bronze medal that was won, at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Vernon Stauble was over a 10-mile distance as opposed to Emile’s formidable 26 – mile course.

“Trinidad Torpedo,” as he is known in the cycling fraternity, laboured long in the vineyard to reach the pinnacle of his career. His journey was more than just 3 hours 38 mins to win the silver. It started for him as an eleven year old going along with his brother, Romeo, to his practice sessions and taking part in the races and being beaten by the older, more seasoned cyclists. Emile also had great support from his father Toney, who was very much involved in the cycling fraternity in Tobago.

Emile enjoyed great success on the road, his name becoming almost synonymous with the road title since 1995. As a matter of fact Emile was the “King of the Road” from 1995-2003, with the exception of 1999. These titles showed how committed he was to his cycling discipline.

Even at the relatively advanced age of 39, Emile Abraham is still very passionate about his beloved cycling, and straddles competition in both the local and international arenas. Abraham is well known on the US criterium circuit, after consistently competing for a period of 28 years. Locally, he is the undisputed champion of the road, having won the Tobago classic a whopping 25 times. 2012 was the only year in which he did not compete, as he was stricken with two dreaded diseases: dengue and leptospirosis. He was unable to defend either his national title or to attend the Caribbean Championships and the USA criterium finals in Denver, Colorado. No doubt, his ability to recover fully from these life-threatening illnesses must be attributed in part to the kind of rigorous training and diet that this devoted star of the road has adhered to, for virtually his entire life.

Lamenting the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) which caused former cycling-great Lance Armstrong to fall from grace, Emile Abraham asserts that sponsors are now gun-shy and are reluctant to risk associating themselves with athletes. He hastens to add, however, that the public remains enthusiastic about the discipline, a testimony to its exciting and unpredictable nature.

As a seasoned competitor, Abraham advises young hopefuls to garner as much international exposure as possible and build strong relationships for future success, on and off the bike. He is generous in his praise of Njisane Phillips, who brought Olympic glory to a delighted Trinidad and Tobago. “Yes Njisane has been a huge positive factor within the country inclusive of T&T cycling fraternity; we’re all very proud of his accomplishments.”

Emile Abraham continues to do the nation proud with his devotion and prowess in the sport of cycling. He is truly an exemplar for aspiring youth.

Education

  • Signal Hill Senior Comprehensive

References

Sport Clubs / Teams

Tobago Wheelers, Maestro-Nella, Monex Cycling, AEG-Toshiba, Priority Health Cycling Club, Predator Carbon Repair Cycling Team

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