Cuban Cyclist Wins PanAm Gold

A day before, the athlete had climbed the highest step of the podium for winning the women's pursuit race by team, together with Dalila Rodriguez and Yudelmis Dominguez, getting six seconds ahead of the Colombian team during the competition, with only 328 feet left to reach the goal.

Colombia led the event again, winning the gold medal in pursuit by team, establishing a continental record.

Jairo Perez, Jaime Suaza, John Garcia and Juan Pablo Suarez shaped the four-member team that marked 4:08:419 minutes to win over Chile (4:12:333), while Cuba reached bronze.

US cyclist Jimmy Witking was the timed kilometers champion, registering 1:01:085 minutes, and set the Pan-American record, beating Colombian Wilson Meneses's supremacy.

Colombian Leonardo Narvaez won silver this time, with 1:01:512, while Canadian Travis Smith finished in the third position, with 1:01:905

The Pan-American Cycling Championship will continue on Thursday, with the men's 31-mile Madison and women's Omnium and speed events.

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