Pan American Road Cycling Championships Starts with Seven Cubans
HAVANA, Cuba, May 8 (acn) The Pan American Road Cycling Championships, qualifying for Toronto 2015 continental appointment, will start today in the Mexican city of Puebla with the participation of seven Cuban athletes.
The Cuban squad, made up by four women and three men, will begin competing today in the individual time trial, for both sexes, with a stage in the locality of Atlixco, according to the website of the local Cycling Federation.
Cuba will be represented by the women Yumari González, world multi-medalist, the continental monarch Arlenis Sierra, the promising Marlies Mejias and Yeima Torres, who returns to the team after meeting her maternity period.
Meanwhile, the men in charge of representing the Caribbean island are Arnold Alcolea double champion of the Cuban Tour (2009 and 2010), Yennier López and José Mojica, both with international experience.
The contest will grant a total of 36 berths to attend Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, in Canada, that shall be distributed among the individual time trial (five for each sex) and the route event (13 for each sex).
The Technical Congress of the Pan American Cycling Confederation shall be made on Friday, which will be a resting day for the athletes.
The event will conclude on Sunday with the men's route race that will be held in the municipality of Tianguismanalco.