The Colombian cyclist Carlos Alberto Ramirez achieved the first podium of the season for Colombia in the UCI BMX Racing World Cups, after finishing in third place in the final of the fourth round of the elite category, which was held this weekend at the track in Brisbane, Australia.

The double Olympic bronze medalist finished third in the final heat, which also included Jersy Andrade from Nariño, who placed fifth in his first qualification to a World Cup final.

Diego Arboleda, who had been performing well in the fourth round, suffered a fall in his quarter-final heat, when he was leading the race, and had to abandon the competition (30th place). In this same round, Juan Esteban Naranjo finished his participation in 17th place.

It should be noted that Carlos Ramirez scored 370 points in the fourth round, and is now ranked 11th in the overall accumulated, with 668 units, followed by Mateo Carmona, in 12th place, with 547 units, and Diego Arboleda, who is in 17th place, with 448.

In the women’s division, Mariana Pajón advanced to the semifinals and ended her performance in the fourth round in tenth place, while Gabriela Bolle, finalist the day before, fell in the quarterfinals and placed 18th.

In the overall accumulated of the season after the first four rounds, Gabriela Bolle is in 14th place, with 517 units, while Mariana Pajón is in 16th place, with 489 points.

The fifth and sixth rounds of the UCI BMX Racing World Cups will be held on April 27 and 28, in Tulsa, USA. However, the next commitment of the Colombian BMX Team will be the Pan American BMX Championships to be held in Bogota on April 13.