An outstanding performance was achieved by the Colombian Paracycling Team, which was participating in the World Cup in Ostend, Belgium, in which the team led by Benjamín Laverde won six medals: two silvers and four bronzes.
The general balance is satisfactory and with these good results, the Colombian Paracycling delegation fulfilled the objective of this second competition of the year, awarding points to the country in the UCI world ranking and advancing in obtaining quotas for the Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games and the the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024.
After what has been achieved in European territory, only continue training to improve the marks, all this in order to increase the level for the following competitions on the way to Paris 2024.
After achieving these results, the Colombian Paracycling delegation fulfilled the objective of adding points in the ranking and advancing in obtaining quotas for the Santiago de Chile 2023 Parapan American Games and the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
The Paracycling team will compete again in the Road World Championships in Canada (August 11-14), and in the Track World Championships in France, (October 20-23).
Medals obtained by Colombia
The ‘Queen of Paracycling’, Carolina Munevar, took second place in the circuit route test, category C2, with a time of 1:54.05 and Alejandro Perea took second place in the CRI test in category C3, upon finishing with a time of 40:28.195.
– Carlos Vargas in the C5 road circuit test, with a time of 2:18.05.
– Paula Ossa in the C5 route circuit test with a time of 2:31.23.
– Juan José Betancourt in the road circuit test, category T2, with a time of 1:12.28.
– Carolina Munévar in the time trial in category C2, with a time of 33:27.031.