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Tokio.- Since I have known Leonel Álvarez, no one calls him by his name, but by his nickname: “El chino”. He says that from a meniscus injury when he played basketball at the cycling house, back in 1970, he changed the athlete’s bicycle for a coach’s motorcycle. In these functions, he has already completed 51 years of work, with medals at all levels, including the only Olympian, from his student Yoanka González, in the 2008
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Richard Carapaz
Tokyo.- The Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz entered the history of his country by winning the gold medal this Saturday, July 24, after crossing the finish line alone of the road test of the XXXII Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, run over 234 kilometers with five mountain passes. “It is something incredible, for my country it is something very important, a gold that will be remembered forever, being part of that small group of athletes that has
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Tokyo.- Although she acknowledges that she does not like to compete in the Asian or Australian continent due to the time difference and excessive heat, the Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra is already in this city to participate in the route (f) of the XXXII Games Olímpicos, the next 25, “in which I want to be satisfied with myself.” A call, via wasap, allowed us to discuss various aspects, among them, to know some details of
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Mariana Pajón, Carlos Ramírez y Vincent Pelluard forman el equipo olímpico de BMX de Colombia que entrará en acción el 29 y 30 de julio (Foto©FCC)
The two-time Olympic champion Mariana Pajón is already training in Tokyo awaiting the start of the Olympic Games this Friday, July 23, with the opening ceremony and official BMX competitions on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30. The national team is completed with the bronze medalist in Rio 2016, Carlos Ramírez and Vincent Pelluard, who advance their training sessions at the alternate track in the city of Chichibu, Saitama prefecture, almost 100 kilometers from
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In a message published on his official Facebook page, the head of the Panamerican Cycling Confederation (COPACI), José Peláez, described the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz as a pride of this sport in America, after achieving third place in the individual general of the Tour de France, concluded this Sunday. Peláez recalled that the South American became the fifth Latin American to appear on a podium in the prestigious gala race, as he valued as an event
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The Copaci made official this July 19, after the approval of the International Cycling Union, the celebration of the Pan American Road Cycling Championship, from August 12 to 15 in the Dominican Republic, where quotas will be distributed for the Youth Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia . According to the call, each delegation may attend with a maximum of 22 people, of them up to 18 athletes, distributed in six runners for the male
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Sunday day without surprises. The last 108.4 kilometers of the 108th edition of the Tour de France went down in history on the Champs Elysees circuit, which left Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz on the podium, as the third best placed behind the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, two-time champion of this fair , and the Danish Jonas Vingegaard. The Ecuadorian, like the rest of the peloton, had enough to reach the finish line to secure third place, a
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A series of health and physical setbacks in recent years raises questions about whether the two-time Colombian Olympic champion will be able to climb to the top of the podium in an extreme final of the women’s BMX in Tokyo 2020 after being crowned in London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 . The South American suffered mononucleosis in April 2018 when she was running in France and stopped performing for a month. As if
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Once the official registration procedures have been completed, the official page of the XXXII Tokyo Olympic Games shows America with an enviable presence in cycling competitions: 16 countries and 96 riders, figures that demonstrate the vitality and power of this sport in our continent. The highest figure appears in road cycling with 33 names, among them the well-known Richard Carapaz from Ecuador, Rigoberto Urán and Nairo Quintana from Colombia, as well as the Cuban Arlenis
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Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz successfully defended his historic third place on the Tour de France podium, after finishing 23rd in the penultimate stage, a 30.8 km individual time trial, held this Saturday, July 17, 2021 between Libourne and Saint-Émilion. The ‘Locomotora del Carchi’ left at 10:15 in the morning and finished the route with 38:02 minutes, with which it practically secured its third place on the podium, because this Sunday it will only be dedicated
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