In an exciting finish, the Venezuelan Orluis Aular won the men’s road event of the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games, held at a circuit in Usulután, San Salvador, where the Colombian favorite Miguel Ángel “Supermán” López, had to settle for the silver medal.

Aular achieved a time of 03:51:10 and took first place, in the final stages of the competition, from the Colombian ‘Superman’ López, who was unable to repeat his success in the individual time trial, just as Arlenis from Antilles did. Saw among the ladies.

The bronze went to the Guatemalan Dorian Monterroso, who competes for Centro Caribe Sports due to a sanction against his country’s Olympic committee and who reached the finish line hundredths of a second after the Colombian.

Although the Colombian team worked hard to control the race, which included the participation of 45 riders from 16 countries, the Venezuelan cyclist from the Spanish team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA gave his country its only gold medal in road cycling, which culminated this Friday on Jerusalem avenue in the Salvadoran capital.

“It was a great competition and I never thought that I could defeat the Colombian troops, especially Superman, who has run in multiple international races. I am also happy for the support of my team”, he told the accredited media.

“Hopefully this result brings me more contracts in professional leagues and a year in which I will be at the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile, where I want to be champion again”, said.