The Colombian cyclist, Kevin Santiago Quintero, was awarded the bronze statuette at the ‘Night of Olympic Sports’, which accredits him as the third most important athlete on the 2022 calendar in sports that are part of the Olympic program.
“It is very gratifying to receive this award, it is something that makes me proud, that fills me with more strength to be nominated again. It was the best year of my career, a beautiful World Cup and in the world cups, gold and silver and I closed it well with the Champions League”, Quintero said in an interview with Mundo Ciclistico Magazine.
The Colombian weightlifter, Yenny Fernanda Álvarez, won the most important award of the night, while the boxer Ingrit Valencia, took the second recognition, being the two best athletes in the category.
The Valle del Cauca track rider was the creditor of the award, thanks to the bronze that was hung in the keirin of the Saint-Quentin Track Cycling World Championship, the gold medal and the two silver medals registered during the UCI Nations Cup, the metal of silver achieved in the Pan-American Track Championship, and the three gold medals registered in the speed, the keirin and the team speed of Valledupar 2022.
In addition, Quintero finished fourth in the general classification of the UCI Champions League and third in the world ranking of the International Keirin Cycling Union.
“We are a month away from starting our new season, in the world cup in Indonesia, we are motivated, doing a very important job with Professor Jaime and we hope that everything turns out in the best way”, concluded Quintero.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico