The titles in the scratch and the elimination race for Colombia on the second day of the Pan American Junior Track Cycling Championship had a surname that is beginning to become common in these continental jousts: Londoño, thanks to the strength and talent of Juliana and Angie, two-time champions already in this contest.
Based at the Asunción velodrome, Paraguay, Juliana won the scratch test with an average speed of 41.991 km/h, valid to leave the Bolivian María Luciana Cuadros with the silver medal after 30 laps, while the Chilean Javiera Mansilla completed the podium with bronze.
Minutes before, Angie had brought the fifth title to the Colombian delegation by winning the elimination race, in which she was escorted by the Chilean Mansilla herself and the American Reagen Pattishall.
The other three sets of medals put in dispute on this second date were shared between Argentina, Chile and Mexico. The gaucho Alejo Betique was the fastest in the kilometer against the clock, clocking 1:04.565 with a speed of 55.78 km/h. Very close to him was the Colombian Juan Bautista to snatch the scepter with his record of 1: 04.592, while another Colombian Francisco Jaramillo secured the bronze metal with 1: 05.227.
The gilthead from Chile would arrive in the individual pursuit event for men with Diego Rojas, who beat Argentine Fabricio Crozzolo in the discussion for the scepter. In the heat for third place, another from the land of tango, Santiago Gruñeiro defeated the Chilean Ignacio Manbran, which intensified the fight between these two nations for second place in the medal table of this Pan American.
Finally, the Mexican Marcelo Garza dominated the men’s version of the scratch, with a powerful final shot that left Chilean Vicente Aliaga and Argentine Matías Balmaseda for the second and third square.
The table of positions shows Colombia as queen after two dates of this event with a seat in Paraguay, after accumulating six golds, one silver and one bronze, followed by Chile (1-4-2), Argentina (1-3- 3), Mexico (1-0-1), Bolivia (0-1-0) and the United States (0-0-1).