Cuban Cyclists team to the World Cup in Cali
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- 12 / 09 / 2009
The Cuban squad is led by Yumari Gonzalez, world champion in women’s scratch in 2007 and 2009, and Lisandra Guerra, the 2008 world gold medalist in women’s 500 meters. The team is completed by Dalila Rodríguez, Yudelmis Domínguez, Arianna Herrera and sprinter Alejandro Mainat.
Hector Marcos, with the Cuban Cycling Federation, told ACN that the delegation that also includes trainers Hector Ruiz and Leonel Alvarez will arrive in Colombia late at night on Wednesday, only a few hours before the beginning of the competition,
which represents another challenge for the Cuban cyclists.
In the opening day of the contest on Thursday, Yumari and Dalila compete in women’s scratch, Lisandra will do it in the women’s sprint event, and Mainant will participate in men’s keirin.
Except for Yumari, who took the silver medal in the women’s point race event of the first phase of the World Cup in Manchester, England, this will be the first contest of this type for the island’s cyclists this year.
Representatives from 22 countries have confirmed their presence in Cali where, in 2008, Cuba took a title, three silver and two bonze medals last year.