The good performances of the Colombian Track Team continue during their European tour, on this occasion during the 19th City of Barcelona Trophy – X Miquel Poblet Memorial, an event held at the Horta Velodrome, in which those directed by Andrés Torres and Jairo Pérez They won two gold medals, two silver and three bronze medals.

The Barranquilla cyclist Cristian Ortega was one of the most prominent figures in the competition organized by the Catalan Cycling Federation, after winning the gold medals in the keirin and speed, an event in which he set a new velodrome record, after becoming in the first runner to go under 10 seconds, and register 9,993.

It should be noted that Ortega had just won two golds, also in the keirin and the speed, in the Budapest Grand Prix, held the previous week in Hungary. For his part, Fabián Puerta won the silver in the keirin and the bronze in the sprint, results that allow our country to add important UCI points for the Olympic classification.

In the semi-distance, the national team achieved a silver medal with the duo of Juan Esteban Arango and Jordan Parra in the madison; in addition to two bronzes with Arango in the omnium and with the duo of Lina Marcela Hernández and Lina Mabel Rojas, also in the madison.

These seven medals are added to the 10 won in the Budapest Grand Prix in which four golds, four silvers and two bronzes were obtained.

Now the national team, which competes in Europe with the support of the Ministry of Sports and the Colombian Cycling Federation, will travel to the Czech Republic, to compete in the Grand Prix Favorit Brno, which will be held in Přilba Moravy, between the 21st and the September 22, a competition that will only have the presence of the semi-distance team.

Results of the City of Barcelona International Trophy:

Speed (m)

1 Cristian Ortega – Colombia

2 Harry Leddingham-Horn – Great Britain

3 Fabián Puerta – Colombia

Keirin (m)

1 Cristian Ortega – Colombia

2 Fabián Puerta – Colombia

3 Niall Monks – Great Britain

Madison (m)

1 Valère Thiébaut and Alex Vogel – Switzerland (41 pts.)

2 Juan Esteban Arango and Jordan Parra – Colombia (31 pts.)

3 Facundo Lezica and Iván Gabriel Ruiz – Argentina (21 pts.)

Madison (f)

1 Lena Mettraux and Cybille Schneider – Switzerland

2 Silvia Zanardi and Karolina Karasiewickz – Italy/Poland

3 Lina Marcela Hernández and Lina Rojas – Colombia

Omnium (m)

1 Gustav Johansson – Sweden

2 Valère Thiébaut – Switzerland

3 Juan Esteban Arango – Colombia

Omnium (f)

1 Anita Stenberg – Norway (163 points)

2 Silvia Zanardi – Italy (125 pts.)

3 Eukene Larrarte – Spain (125 pts.)

4 Lina Marcela Hernández – Colombia (103 pts.)

8 Lina Mabel Rojas – Colombia (81 pts.)

Source: Fedeciclismo, Revista Mundo Ciclístico