Mexico continued as the dominant country in the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023 and this Wednesday, in track cycling that began its activities in the recently rehabilitated velodrome of the Polideportivo El Polvorín, it contributed two more titles to its extensive harvest in this event .

The Aztec delegation added the two gold medals in team speed in both sexes. Colombia was the rival in both finals and Mexico made its level clear, as well as its intentions to retain the crown for countries in this modality, as happened in Barranquilla 2018.

The first to get into action were Jessica Salazar, Daniela Gaxiola and Yuli Verdugo, who stopped the clock at 1:05.221 to leave Colombia (Yarli Mosquera, Valeria Cardozo and Martha Bayona) in second place with a time of 1:06.621. The duel for the bronze was between Cuba and Venezuela, the Caribbean Ana Bello, Thalía Díaz and Sandra Cabrera stayed in third place with 1:09.737.

In the men’s sector, Edgar Verdugo, Juan Carlos Ruiz and Jafet Lopez did the same to put on the scepter of the test. To do this, they also left behind the trio of Colombian sprinters of Carlos Echeverri, Cristian Ortega and Kevin Quintero.

It turned out to be a very close race with a difference of 887 thousandths of a second, as Mexico finished in a time of 59.626 and Colombia with 1:00.514. While the bronze went to Trinidad and Tobago with a time of 1:01.635 after beating the Cuban sprinters.

This Thursday the tests will continue at the Salvadoran velodrome with the team finals (m and f) of the pursuit, and the discussion of the keirin for ladies.