Arlenis Sierra heads the most outstanding Cuban cyclists of the 2022 season, who contributed to achieving 25 places on track, road and mountain bike for the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador 2023.

The manzanillera was once again the most outstanding Cuban athlete hired abroad, and she was included among the 10 best of the year according to the annual survey of Inder and the specialized press.

Arlenis retained the Pan American crown and ranked sixth in the world championship, both on the road.

She excelled in her sixth international season, this one with the Movistar team, both for her individual achievements and as a teammate of the Olympic and world champion, the Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten, first in the world ranking of the International Cycling Union.

The elite category riders Alejandro Parra (Holguín), Leandro Marcos (Havana) and Claudia Baró (Matanzas) make up the list of the ten most outstanding.

It is completed by youth players Kevin Álvarez (Havana) and Mailén Ramos (Holguín); the mountain bike leader Ludisnelis Fleita (Havana); the sub-23 Aylena Quevedo (Matanzas) and Daymelín Pérez (Holguín) and the schoolchildren Cristian Pérez (Matanzas) and Keila Leal (Havana).

Paracyclist Jorge Luis González from Matanzas and the women of the road and pursuit teams, Marlies Mejías from Artemisa, Yudelmis Domínguez from Granma, Claudia, Aylena and of course Arlenis were also distinguished.

The most outstanding international and national curators were Luis Ávila and Leopoldo Díaz from Holguin, respectively; and the provinces of Havana, Matanzas and Sancti Spíritus.

Pablo Arturo Campins, national commissioner of this sport, recognized the active work carried out by Tatiana Omar at the head of this sport in the province of Mayabeque.

“We also want to highlight the support of the movement of this sport in the master categories and in its supporters clubs, especially Sancti Spíritus, Havana, Holguín, Guantánamo, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey, mainly.”

The also secretary of the Cuban federation congratulated “the glories, coaches, technicians, assistants, parents, activists and all those who in one way or another support us in the daily work of our sport.”

By: Lisset Isabel Ricardo,