Cubas women cyclists excel at World Cup
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- 02 / 27 / 2007
By Oscar Sanchez
Cuban cyclists Yoanka Gonzalez, Lisandra Guerra and Yumari Gonzalez have all just accomplished the feat of first place finishes at the Womens World Cup Track Cycling competition that ended in Manchester, England on Sunday.
The four round event began in Sydney, Australia in November 2006, followed by Moscow in December and Los Angeles in January 2007.
Yoanka won in the Points Race, Lisanda in the 500 meter Time Trial and Yumari in the Scratch for the best-ever performance by Cuban cyclists in the World Cup.
The excellent individual results took Cuba to the top of the overall team stats for the seven World Cup categories with three first places, ahead of Great Britain, Holland and China with two each.
Cubas female cyclists are now ranked 11th out of the worlds 120 national track cycling teams.
The victorious Cuban trio will have their next test starting March 29 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the World Track Cycling Championship.