The Mexican delegation is already in Lima, Peru, as part of the 164 cyclists from 20 countries that will meet from this Friday until Tuesday 29, in the Pan-American Track Championship, based in the modern velodrome of the National Sports Village (VIDENA).

There are seven Mexican ladies who will compete: Yareli Acevedo, Sofía Arreola, Romina Hinojosa, Sofía Martínez, Melanie Ramírez, Victoria Velasco and Yuli Verdugo, the latter two qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

The men’s branch is made up of Tomás Aguirre, Edibaldo Maldonado, Ridley Malo, Emiliano Mirafuentes, Ramón Muñiz, Ricardo Peña, Jorge Peyrot, Juan Carlos Ruiz and Edgar Ismael Verdugo.

From the first day, medals will be distributed with the options of team speed and scratch. Other tests that will be carried out in the distance days are the individual speed, the 500 and the kilometer against the clock, the keirin, the pursuit, the points race, the omnium and the Madison.

This competition is selective for those under 23 years of age to the Pan American Youth Games, which must be held from November 25 to December 5 in Cali, Colombia, and also for the elite to the Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile in 2023.

Yolanda Bueno Benet