From this Wednesday, June 23, the sports delegations begin to arrive in Lima, the Peruvian capital, to compete in the 2021 Pan American Elite Track Championship, at the velodrome of the National Sports Village (VIDENA), from June 25 to 29.
According to the organizers, the closing of registrations left 164 riders from 20 countries as the final figure, who will be measured in the track modality not only in pursuit of the medals, but also in search of a place for the next Youth Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.
In addition to the Peruvian delegation, the participation of Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
“We, as the Peruvian Cycling Federation, are very happy with the holding of this Pan-American championship. At the same time, we are aware of the responsibility that we have to assume and for that reason we are working tirelessly so that athletes can perform in the best way, ”said Gustavo Matus de la Parra, head of the Peruvian Sports Cycling Federation ( FDPC).
“We have an infrastructure at the height of great competitions, a legacy that the last XVIII Pan American Games Lima 2019 left us, so we predict a quality event and with many motivations,” said the president of the FDPC.
Within the local delegation, the cyclists who obtained the bronze medal in the team speed test of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games stand out: Ruben Salinas, Robinson Ruiz and Francis Cachique.