This Sunday ended the Pan American Track Cycling Championship, which was held for the second consecutive year in the velodrome of the National Sports Village (VIDENA), in Lima, Peru, where the Colombian Junior Team excelled and revalidated the title obtained last year.

A total of 28 medals were won, 18 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze, which allowed the national team to once again take first place in the general medal standings, where only Chile and Brazil managed to snatch crowns from the South American troop with a pair of gold medals each.

On the last day, four of the five titles went to Colombia, with the first one going to Nicolás Olivera in the kilometer time trial (1:03.767), escorted by his teammate Juan Diego Bautista (1:04.541) and the Mexican Etan Nuño Ramírez (1:04.690).

The world junior keirin world champion, Stefany Cuadrado, confirmed her status as favorite by winning the race and consolidated herself as the great figure of the competition, by winning her fourth Pan American title in Lima, after also winning the sprint, the 500 meters time trial and the team sprint. In this event, Colombia’s Mariana Pérez won silver and Trinidad and Tobago’s Makayra Wallace finished with bronze.

Colombia’s last two gold medals came in the madison events, with the duos of Luciana Osorio and Sorley Quesada and Jerónimo Calderón and Miguel Ángel Marín, with 57 and 38 points, respectively. The silver medals went to the Argentines Santiago Gruñeiro and Leonardo Pérez and the Chileans Javier Mansilla Muñoz and Marlen Rojas; while the podium was closed by the Brazilians Matheus Constantino and Luca Ferreira Da Silva and the Mexicans Viviana Arriaga and Renata Guerra.

The only crown that did not remain in Colombian hands was the elimination race, men’s version, in which the Brazilian Lucca Ferreira Da Silva won, followed by the Argentinean Ramiro Videla and the Colombian Juan Diego Quintero.

With these results, the national junior track cycling team successfully closed its participation in the Peruvian capital.

The next international commitment for the junior cyclists will be the World Championship of the specialty, to be held in Saint-Quentin, in Yvelines, France, from October 12 to 16.