Cuba takes gold and bronze in Pan American Track Cycling in Mexico

This is the Cubans’ last international competition before the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, in July

Cuban Marlies Mejías gave a strong performance winning gold in the Pan American track Cycling Competition held in Leon, Mexico. Photo: Raúl Pupo

Cuban Marlies Mejías gave a strong performance winning gold in the Pan American track Cycling Competition held in Leon, Mexico. Photo: Raúl Pupo

MEXICO.- On May 9, Cuban cyclists Marlies Mejías and Yumari González won gold and bronze medals in the Pan American Track Cycling Compeitition, held in the Mexican city of León.

The gold medal went to Mejías, who achieved a time of 2:11:23 to become the best in the Americas.

Silver was won by Coryn Rivera from the United States and the bronze by Yumari González, both registering the same time as Mejías, competing along a 90 kilometer route around a nine kilometer track.

Yumari González has secured the highest number of gold medals won by Cuban track cyclists in these types of tournaments, with three in 2006, 2008 and 2012; crowns also attained by Yoanka González in 2004 and Yuliet Rodríguez in 1997.

This will be the Cubans’ last international competition before the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, in July.

Meanwhile, in the men’s competition the gold medal went to Colombian Jonathan Restrepo with a time of 3:26.14 on a 153 kilometer route.

Chilean José Luis Rodríguez took silver with 3:26.15 and the bronze went to Argentine Lucas Gaday registering the same time as the Chilean.

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