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The gold and silver medals won by Yumari González in the World Championship held in Pruskow, Poland, allowed her to be elected as Cuba's best cyclist in 2009.

González, born in the island’s central province of Sancti Spiritus, is also a strong candidate for the Best Cuban Athlete of the Year award.

She was once more winner of the world scratch competition like she did in 2007, furthermore, she became the first female athlete from the area to become twice world champion in a grown-up category competition.

González headed the Cuban list of multi-awarded athletes in this kind of competitions. Her silver medal in the point race event favoured her nomination for the first position in the list published this Tuesday in the bulletin of the Panamerican Cycling Confederation.

Yumari González is escorted by Matanzas’s Lisandra Guerra, Havana’s Dalila Rodríguez, Granma’s Yudelmis Domínguez, Santiago de Cuba’s Arnold Alcolea, Ciego de Avila’s Rubén Companioni and Alien García, Villa Clara´s Reldys Pérez, Holguín´s Raúl Granjel and Las Tuna´s Jan Carlos Arias.

Cuban cycling attained outstanding results this year. Beside the medals won at the world championship, gold, silver and bronze medals were also obtained in world Cups competitions, along with 12 Pan American awards -five of which were won in youth categories- and a bronze medal won in the Ranking America Tour UCI by Arnold Alcolea, winner of the Cuban Cycling Tour ran on February, last year.


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