Brazilian selection of velodrome achieves unprecedented results in competition held in Mexico, and secures place in the Pan-American Games 2015.
Brazil’s velodrome cycling has not risen to the podium at the Pan American Games since 1995. But that brand has everything to fall next year in Toronto. At least that’s what the Americas Cycling Championship, which ended on Sunday, showed.
The Brazilian team returned from Mexico with two medals, one silver, won by Gabriela Yumi in the Keirin race, and one bronze, with the men’s speed team. In addition, Brazil secured another seven straight spots for continental competition next year according to cyclingenthusiasm.com.
The highlight of the delegation was Gabriela Yumi, second in the Keirin competition. The 19-year-old athlete was second only to Canada’s Monique Sullivan. The other medal was won by the trio formed by Kacio Freitas, Flávio Cipriano and Diefferson Borges, who was in third place in the speed test by teams.
According to the coach of the national team, Emerson Silva, the results were positive and showed the evolution of the Brazilian Track Cycling.
– We finished with two medals, several broken Brazilian records and eleven waves won for the Toronto Games in 2015. We are pleased and happy to see this evolution happen. The next step will be to continue the training to face the stages of the World Cup-said the coach.
Now, the selection focuses on preparations for the World Cup stages, which begin in November, and for the World Cup in 2015, a competition that the Brazilians have not been able to compete for this year.