The first three champions of the XCC-XCO Central American Mountain Bike Championship were divided between Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala, after a very enjoyable and well-organized first day on the El Picacho track, in Tegucigalpa, with the presence of the best exponents of this region.
In the elite category for men, the local Luis Enrique López gave Honduras the first gold in a Central American XCC short Track, clocking 22:59.523 minutes, ahead of the Costa Rican Sebastian Brenes (23:15.020) and the Guatemalan Jonathan Josue DeLeon (23:19.269). López’s merit is having achieved the title despite an initial fall within a peloton of 17 runners who took the start in this test.
In the elite section itself, but for women, Costa Rica filled the podium with its flag, led by Adriana Rojas (24:10.469), who was escorted by her teammates Milagro Mena (24:35.481) and Isabella Gómez Meneses (24: 52,465). In this test 13 cyclists started and Adriana commanded the test from the beginning.
The other category that awarded prizes was the youth category for men, in which the Guatemalan Gabriel Saenz (24:23.414) won, but not before overcoming the resistance of the Costa Ricans Jared Antonio Méndez (24:25.914) and Dilán Quiros (25.52. 917).
This event will conclude this Sunday with several more categories in competition in the MTB XCO, both elite, youth and Master.