Panama.- With a call for the Pan American Road Championship to serve to unite our national federations in pursuit of a stronger cycling in America, José Peláez, President of the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI), left open the Technical Congress of the competition on Panamanian soil, where 320 cyclists from 31 countries arrived.
The nations that have already registered at least one name to participate in any of the events called are Anguilla, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the United United States, Ecuador and Haiti.
The list is completed by Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Panama, who as organizers intend to get on the podium and continue doing so. history, since it is the first time that a Pan-American cycling championship has come to Central America.
In the technical meeting of the Commissioners with the technical directors of each nation, the details of the junior (f and m) and elite (f) time trial were given with which the fair begins this Tuesday on the Gonzalillo – Pedregal Highway (Vía Panamá Norte ), where there will be a circuit of 12.8 kilometers in each lap.
The youth ladies plan to cover the distance of the circuit, while the men’s juniors will do two laps to add 25.6, the same distance that the women of the elite category will do. In the latter, the names of the American Amber Neben, 2009 world champion and fifth in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games; the Colombian Lina Hernández, continental subtitle of 2022 and the Canadian Alison Jackson, national title of her country.
Elaine Sirydakis, president of the College of Commissioners, reminded all the delegations of the new regulations established by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to assist the riders in the race from the cars of each team, which must be more than 25 meters from your corridor.
The Pan American Championship will continue on Wednesday with the men’s time trial, for which almost 90 riders have signed up, led by Miguel Ángel “Supermán” López, who is the great figure of this fair after his 10 successful years in European professional cycling and favorite to win not only the time trial, but one of the two Olympic quotas that this event will put into play in the route mode (woman and men).