As a carbon paper of the first day, the Colombian team repeated the three golds in the Pan American Track Championships, youth category, which is held until next June 23 at the Videna Legado Velodrome, in the Peruvian capital.

This Thursday the triumphs of the Colombian team were in the scratch and the women’s elimination race, as well as in the men’s keirin; while Brazil won the men’s scratch race. Mexico, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago also won a medal.

The 30 laps of the velodrome in the scratch race left Luciana Osorio in the lead, who beat Chile’s Javiera Mansilla in the final pack, while another Colombian, Angelina Roa, won a bronze that surprised some specialists.

And the surprise came because Angelina Roa herself had won the elimination race minutes earlier, escorted by Chile’s Marlen Rojas and Mexico’s Marcela Salazar. It was an exciting event, in which the riders are eliminated by sprint and reaching the medals is quite a heroic feat.

As for the men’s keirin, emotions found space until the end, but no one could be faster than the Colombian Juan Diego Bautista once the bike left the track. Salvador Nuño of Mexico and Danell James of Trinidad and Tobago booked second and third place.

Meanwhile, Brazilian Lucca Marques Ferreira broke the perfect day for the Colombians with gold in the men’s scratch. Behind him came his teammate Matheus Constantino and Colombian Juan Manuel Zapata, in that order.

The Pan American Track Championships, youth category, counts with the participation of more than 200 cyclists from 11 nations. It is organized by the Pan American Cycling Confederation and the Peruvian Cycling Federation.