With much expectation for the quality of the runners and a one kilometer prologue, the 21st Women’s Cycling Tour of Guatemala will begin this Wednesday, June 7, which is now resumed with the endorsement of the International Cycling Union and the Pan American Cycling Confederation.
During four online stages starting Thursday and until next Sunday, the caravan of 76 riders from five states will bring emotions and colors to the streets of the country, while the spotlights of specialists and experts on the subject are focused on the favorite Aztec Marcela Prieto (Patobike).
In total, the peloton will travel 415 kilometers, 114 on June 8, 121.2 on the 9th, 118 on Saturday the 10th and 60 at the close of Sunday the 11th, which ensures that it meets the requirements for a category 2.2 event of the Union International Cycling.
In the case of Marcela Prieto, she comes with the endorsement of succeeding in this land of the quetzal in 2018 and the maximum Tico event the following year, but she will have to pedal fine before the push of Chapina Jazmin Gabriela Soto.
The latter, at 30 years old, a member of the Maciso Cordelsa Don Paletero team, ranked third five years ago and in 2022 she obtained the runner-up in the Tour of Costa Rica.
The same, always strong appears the vanguard of 20 Colombian athletes, led by Carolina Vargas, Andrea Alzate, Sérika Guluma, María Paula Uribe, Ana Milena Fagua and Juliana Flórez.
In the last edition held in 2021, the coffee maker Lorena Colmenares took the victory, while Liliana Moreno won the championship in 2019. Colombia has three titles, added to that of Luz Adriana Tovar in 2008.
Created in 2001, after being absent during 2022 due to lack of financing, the passion for the sport of cranks and pedals returns to Guatemala in every attempt to leave its name high, be it the team, nation or personal.
Source: Agencia Prensa Latina