Led by the United States, Canada, Venezuela and Brazil, the Pan American Cycling Confederation added its first medals in the Unified Cycling World Championship, which began on August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland, with more than 8,000 participants in 13 modalities in pursuit of almost 190 titles in dispute.
The US team won five titles in the first two days thanks to Jennifer Valente in the scratch and Chloe Dygert in the women’s individual pursuit, both at the Chris Hoy velodrome; while in the open Gran Fondo events, James Macdonald (male 80-84 years old), Amy Phillips (female 50-54 years old) and Vanessa Cooney (female 70-74 years old) won.
In addition to these crowns, the northern cycling embassy added a silver in Gran Fondo with Lilliam PfLuke (woman 60-64 years old) and a bronze in Paracycling with Samantha Bosco in the C4 category of the scratch race. With these results, she was in front of the medal table in the first two days of this sui generis world contest.
In the case of Canada, she obtained two silvers, one for Bodhi Kuhn in mountain bike Downhill, youth category and the other around the neck of Esta Bovill in Gran Fondo (woman 45-49 years old). In this last modality, she achieved a pair of bronzes with Pascal Herve (man 55-59 years old) and Michelle Gagnon (woman 19-34 years old).
Venezuela also opened its actions with a bronze by Arnaldo Salazar in the Gran Fondo-Medio Fondo event, men’s category 65-69 years; while Brazil got the bronze cross in Paracycling with Lauro Chaman, category C-5 in the scratch test.
In the first two days in Glasgow, 43 titles were distributed among all modalities and 12 nations were able to celebrate at least one champion among conventional cyclists; while six nations smiled with scepters in Para-cycling.