Cuban Cyclists to UCI World Track Championship
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- 03 / 19 / 2010
The two times world winner in 2007 and 2009 will travel accompanied with Lisandra Guerra Women's 500m champion in 2008 and Dalila Rodriguez, World Cup medal holder in order to keep Cuba in women's cycling elite.
Gonzalez will defend its crown and will try to compete in Women's omnium which consists of five events (a 200m flying start time trial, 5 km scratch race, 3 km individual pursuit, 15 km points race and a 1 km time trial).
The result a rider achieves in each event is converted to points, and the one with the fewest points at the end of the competition wins.
She is quite motivated to prove herself at the omnium, which is included in 2012 London Olympic program.
Guerra will compete in 500m and keirin, and Dalil will compete in individual pursuit and point race.
Cuba qualified to compete in all women's competition and only one man is going to compete because three of them did not have the opportunity to participate in the four phases of the World Cup at the Danish cycle track Ballerup Super Arena made of Siberian pine.
Cuba achieved gold and silver medals at the 2009 UCI World Championship from Yumari in scratch and point race. Lisandra was seventh in 500m and keirin. Dalila was also seventh in omnium.
Cuba has so far nine medals in World Championships; four of them won by Yumari, three by Lisandra and the other two by Yoanka Gonzalez, the first Cuban to ever get an UCI World title.