Sincere congratulations and thanks for the attention and organization for cycling at the XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games was conveyed by the head of the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI), José Manuel Peláez, who shared those days and all the previous work to guarantee a quality contest.
Peláez reiterated COPACI’s interest in continuing to support the Salvadoran sports authorities for the development of cycling, while urging them to request regional or continental championships, based on already having a guaranteed infrastructure for these events.
Below we reproduce the message published on the personal Facebook page of the President of COPACI.
EL SALVADOR DESERVES APPLAUSE FROM CYCLING
The XXIV Central American and Caribbean Games concluded just 9 days ago and I did not want to stop recognizing how successful cycling was in this edition, with the support of the entire Organizing Committee, especially its president Yamil Bukele, who always gave us a guarantee that our discipline would come out with the excellence that we aspired for.
For this we must highlight several aspects that were fulfilled in a short period of time without violating the quality required by COPACI and the UCI for any official competition. The repair of the national velodrome to celebrate the long-awaited and always attractive track competitions, which once again had Mexico as the winning country.
Likewise, with the qualification of brilliant we can describe the route for road cycling, which included the time trial. Safety, luxury pavement and an efficient organization endorsed it. Cuba dominated with Arlenis Sierra, an outstanding and world-class cyclist.
The BMX track, without a doubt, was evaluated by experts as the best in Central America, while the Mountain Bike circuit was technically very good, with Colombian dominance, but notable enjoyment and rivalry during the event.
Based on all the infrastructure created or renovated, the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) reiterates to the Salvadoran sports authorities its willingness to help that nation for the development of this discipline, which, as we were able to verify, has dozens of runners eager to climb to the podium and thousands of followers to applaud them.
It will not be by chance that in a short time El Salvador will be able to request competitions at the regional or continental level. You will have our full support as you did now for these Central Caribbean Games.
I convey gratitude, congratulations and applause for what has been done. Cycling in America continues to grow, and it is still young.