The men’s team of Panama and the women’s team of Guatemala won the team time trial during the second day of the Central American Road Championship being held in Honduras with the best of regional cycling.

The Panamanian cyclists continue demonstrating a great dominance in the current event, by conquering the race and making history, as they were framed with gold edges since it is the first time that this specialty is developed in these regional cycling events.

The Canal squad stopped the chronometer in 44 minutes and 53 seconds for the 38.8 kilometers of the route, in which they knew how to control the rhythm and with spectacular relays in each sector of the Honduran pavement.

The “bólidos” from Isthmus were the Elite, Franklin Archibold, Christofer Jurado, Alex Strah, Sandi Guerra, Randish Lorenzo and Bredio Ruiz.

“It has been a great honor to run this day by teams, we demonstrated that we are well in this modality and we will continue looking for more medals. We would like to thank FEPACI, Mr. Vicente Carretero and Emer Samudio for everything they contribute to Panamanian cycling. Likewise to the sponsors Bicicletas Rali and Pandeportes for their support to this sport”, commented Archibold, who belongs to the Continental team Panama es Cultura y Valores, and who will also be in the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

Guatemala came in second place with a time of 46:15 minutes and Costa Rica third with 46:56 minutes. 

In the women’s category, Guatemala won the gold medal in this time trial modality by registering a time of 26 minutes and 53 seconds in 19 kilometers and 400 meters.  The silver medal went to Costa Rica with 26:59; while Panama finished third with 27 minutes and 46 seconds.

This selection also remained in the history of these competitions, since it is the first time that this specialty is disputed in this branch.

The members of the Panamanian women’s team were Wendy Ducreux, Annibel Prieto, Iris de Leon and Maraya Lopez.

Panama now has seven medals in this Central American Route 2024. Three are gold, one silver and three bronze, which keeps it at the top of the medal table and awaits the final days next Sunday, June 9, for the Ladies, U23 and Elite categories.