For the second time Panama will become the headquarters of the Central American Road Cycling Championship, a competition that brings together the best cyclists in the region and that will take place from April 14 to 16, in a 7.5-kilometer closed circuit on the Cinta Coastal 3.

As a country we are preparing to receive the Elite and Under 23 male and female teams from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize, which will join our tricolor to live three days of pure pedaling, competing in the modalities background and the individual test against the clock.

On Friday, April 14, the individual time trial will begin, with a total of 22.5 kilometers for elite women; 30.5 kilometers for the Under-23 men and 37.5 kilometers for the elite men.

The 135-kilometer long-distance test for the Sub-23 category will be on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.; while the elite women and men will take the game on Sunday, April 16 at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. respectively.

The females must complete the distance of 82.5 kilometers, while the male branch 150 kilometers in 20 laps.

Later, from April 18 to 23, we will mark a historic milestone by becoming the venue for the Pan American Road Championship for the first time, in its XXXVII edition, which has been held since 1974. More than 300 athletes from 29 countries have registered for the event, who will be arriving in Panama since April 16.

Elite, Sub-23 and Junior male tests will be carried out; like Elite and Junior women in the modalities of individual time trial and route.

The setting for this competition will be the Gonzalillo-Pedregal highway (Vía Panamá Norte), in Panama City, in a 12.8-kilometer circuit. With which we share the images of the route to guide the public and invite them to use alternative routes during these days.

Both championships have the endorsement of the International Cycling Union (UCI). For this reason, David Lappartient, president of this organization, will be present. In turn, they have the endorsement of the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI), whose participation of its president José Manuel Peláez is already confirmed; plus the endorsement of FEPACI.

Most of the teams in the region will come with a full team made up of their best cyclists, since both events award UCI points, with a view to qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

This pedal festival represents a positive impact for sports, culture and the economy of our country.