The first medals of America in the Cali 2021 Track Nations Cup that began this Thursday, September 9, were obtained by Colombia, Canada and Mexico, animators of the podiums against strong European opponents.
The Colombian team won the gold medal in the Men’s Team Pursuit at the Alcides Nieto Patiño Velodrome, defeating Canada in a vibrant final. The national team was made up of Juan Esteban Arango, Bryan Gómez, Jordan Parra and Alex Juan Pablo Zapata, who beat Michael Foley, Jackson Kinniburgh, Mathias Guillemette, Sean Richardson.
The bronze medal was obtained by the Mexican quartet, made up of Ricardo Pena, Tomás Aguirre, Jorge Martínez Huerta, José Muniz, by defeating a surprising Malaysian team in the definition.
In the female branch of the specialty itself, Canada fulfilled its role of favorite and prevailed in an incredible final to the Polish quartet.
The hosts returned to the podium, now with a third place starring Lina Hernández, Jessica Parra, Lina Rojas, Camila Valbuena, who defeated the powerful team from Germany (Laura Suessemilch, Lea Lin Teutenberg, Charlotte Becker, Lena Charlotte Reissner).