This Wednesday another major event begins in Asunción, Paraguay, with the Junior Pan American Track Cycling Championship, which will be held in the majestic velodrome inaugurated last year with the latest technological advances, prior to the South American Games in Asunción.
The velodrome, located on the premises of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee (COP), will host the different tests from May 10 to 14, with morning and afternoon sessions, reserving for the latter the podiums and medal deliveries.
On the opening day, the medals will be distributed in the speed and team pursuit; while for the second day the scratch champions in both sexes will be known, the kilometer time trial for men, the elimination race for the ladies and the individual pursuit for men.
For Friday they will be able to enjoy the finals of the elimination race and the one by points for men; while the girls will reward pure speed and omnium. The same schedule, but in reverse, will take place on Saturday, to which the 500 meter time trial will be added in the morning. Sunday closing will be with keirin and madison.
Almost complete delegations (men and women) from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Paraguay are already on Paraguayan soil , the latter hosts the pedal party for the junior cyclists of America.
It is the second event that Paraguay hosts with the sport of cranks and pedals, since the Pan American BMX culminated over the weekend where local athlete Arturo Garay won a bronze medal in the Flatland modality.
In relation to the program, training sessions are planned in the morning from 09:00 to 12:00; while from 4:30 p.m. the Junior Ladies and Junior Men categories will begin. On Wednesday itself there will be a brief cut between competitions to give rise to the opening ceremony scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
The value of the tickets to witness this Youth Pan American Track Championship amounts to 25 thousand guaraníes and can be purchased through Red UTS as well as at the COP ticket offices, in addition to cyclists with 2023 licenses will have free access.