Lisandra Guerra Opens Track Cycling Cup for Cuba
Cuba's world 500M cyclist champion, LisandraGuerra, will represent Cuba
on the third phase of the Track Cycling World Cup from
Thursday through Saturday in Cali, Colombia.
Guerra will compete in the sprint, whose final is scheduled for tonight, along with the scratch for women, Olympic sprint, men's points race and the pursuit race for both sexes.
In addition to Guerra, Cuba will be represented by 2007 scratch world champion Yumari Gonzalez, world youth leader Iraida Garcia, Yudelmis Dominguez and Dalila Rodriguez, and sprinter Alejandro Mainat, who will be participating in a world event for the first time this year.
Lisandra has been training on the Alcides Nieto cycle track for several days, along with Mainat, after spending a few days at the World Cycling Center located in Aigle, Switzerland, while the other four competitorsarrived in Cali Wednesday evening.
This is the first race for the Cuban cyclists after the Beijing Olympics, where Yoanka Gonzalez won the silver medal in the women's points race, while Guerra finished 10th in the sprint.
About 160 competitors from more than 40 nations will be participating in the event and will be looking to win points for the world championship to be held in Pruskow, Polond, from March 25 to 29.
Source: Juventud Rebelde