Colombia, champion!

With four golds won, the last of them in the keirin, the Colombian Marta Bayona, 26, became the top star of the Cali Track Cycling Nations Cup, which lowered the curtain leaving the representation as champion hostess.

Bayona, a native of the department of Santander, was the best in individual speed, the 500-meter time trial, was part of the team that won the speed and finished with the keirin where she defeated the Mexican Yuli Verdugo and the Polish Urzsula Los.

“The truth is, I did not expect all this, I came with a too strong mentality and with a very good training plan, and here the results were seen,” Bayona told reporters.

The multiple medalist added that she had great rivals such as the French Mathilde Gros and the Mexican Yuli Verdugo. “I really enjoy team speed. I like to win with my teammates, all the tests fill me with pride and give the country medals ”, she said.

Colombia totaled five gold, six silver and six bronze medals for 23,680 points; while Trinidad and Tobago closed with four golds and Poland third with two golds, three silvers and four bronzes.

The men contributed the gold medal in the chase quartet, made up of Juan Esteban Arango, Bryan Gómez, Jordan Parra and Juan Pablo Zapata, who beat Michael Foley, Jackson Kinniburgh, Mathias Guillemette, Sean Richardson. / COLPRENSA

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