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Panamerican Track Championships - CC

Medellin, Colombia, August 20-24, 2001

Track Schedule

  • Day 1 - August 20: Morning: 200m Sprint Qual., Men's 4000m IP Qual.; Evening: 1000m/500m TT, Elimination, Sprint Rounds
  • Day 2 - August 21: Men's 4000m IP Finals, Women's 3000m IP Qual., Sprint Quarter Finals
  • Day 3 - August 22: Sprint Finals, Men's 4000m TP Qual., Women's 3000m IP Finals, Men's Points Race
  • Day 4 - August 23: Olympic Sprint Qual., Men's 4000m TP Finals, Keirin Qual.
  • Day 5 - August 24: Olympic Sprint Finals, Keirin Finals, Women's Points Race, Men's Madison

Road Schedule

  • Day 1 - August 24: Women, U23 Men, Elite Men Time Trials, 21.6/34.6/43.8 km
  • Day 2 - August 25: Women, U23 Men Road Races, 62.4/156 km
  • Day 3 - August 26: Men's Road Race, 228.1 km

Day 1 - Morning

By Luis Enrique Barbosa V

With the participation of 128 riders from 14 countries, the Pan-American Championships of Cycling began in Medellín, Colombia today on the track, and will finish next Sunday, August 26 with the road races. The most prominent countries at the championships are Chile with 24 athletes, Brazil and Mexico with 19, in addition to Costa Rica with 16.

In the morning the qualifications for the first sprint events were held, starting with the women's 200m flying time trial. Venezuelan Daniela Larreal had the best time of 11.536 seconds setting a new Pan-American record for the distance, improving by 50 thousandths of a second, the mark that had been set in Bucaramanga the previous year. In second place was Cuban Yumari González and in third, Diana García (Colombia).

In the men's qualification, the Canadian rider Steen Madsen set a new track record of 10.648 seconds, better than Australian Gary Neiwand's 10.740 in 1986. In second place was his compatriot Douglas Baron, and Barbados' Barry Forde had the third best time.

In addition to the 200 metres, the qualification of the four finalists for the 4000 metre individual pursuit took place. The best times were set by the Argentinian riders Edgardo Simón with 4.37.478 and Guillermo Bruneta with 4.37.633. In the third place was Chilean Marco Arriagada with 4.37.841.

After the opening ceremony of the Pan-American Championships of Cycling this afternoon, the racing will continue with the 1000 metre time trial, the first medal event of these championships. In addition, the women's 500 m time trial, and the men's elimination race will be held.

Results

Women 200m sprint qualification
 
Qualified:
 
1 Daniela Larreal (Ven)                     11.536 (Panam Record)
2 Yumari González (Cub)                     11.926
3 Diana García (Col)                        12.459
4 Angie González (Ven)                      12.881
5 Ana Romero (Mex)                          13.210
6 Natalia Vaca (Mex)                        13.223
7 Nancy Casallas (Col)                      13.407
8 Marisol Ponciano (Mex)                    14.374
 
Men 200m sprint qualification
 
Qualified:
 
1 Steen Marsen (Can)                        10.648 (Track Record)
2 Douglas Baron (Can)                       10.743
3 Barry Forth (Bar)                         10.755
4 Michael Pedrozo (Cub)                     10.782
5 Lars Marsen (Can)                         10.877
6 Víctor Alvarez (Col)                      11.009
7 Rene Cartaia (Cub)                        11.034
8 Herkovich (Per)                           11.036
9 Julio Borelli (Arg)                       11.094
10 Leonardo Narvaez (Col)                   11.142
11 Jonathan Marín (Col)                     11.220
12 Nicolás Urrutia (Arg)                    11.374
13 Joao Morona (Bra)                        11.401
14 José Martínez (Mex)                      11.576
15 Oscar Barajas (Mex)                      11.688
16 Tony Aguilar (CRc)                       11.752
17 Joao Maio (Bra)                          11.762
18 Carlos Murillo (CRc)                     11.795
 
Did not qualify:
 
19 Cristian Tabares (Jam)                   11.836
20 Ricardo Linch (Jam)                      11.932
21 Diego Márques (Bra)                      11.950
22 Michael Soto (CRc)                       12.110 

Evening

Men's 1000m Time trial
 
1 Michael Pedroso (Cub)                    1.05.021
2 James Fischer (Can)                      1.05.082
3 Enzo Cesareo (Chi)                       1.05.696 
4 Michael Herschkowicz (Per)               1.06.017
5 Wilson Meneses (Col)                     1.06.633

Women's 500m Time trial
 
1 Yumari González (Cub)                      36.177
2 Daniela Larreal (Ven)                      36.785
3 Diana García (Col)                         37.688
Men's Elimintation Race
 
1 Juan Curuchet (Arg)
2 Jose Aravena (Chi)
3 Juan Cabrera (Chi)

Day 2 - August 21

Men's 4000m Individual Pursuit

Final result

1 Edgardo Simon (Arg)              4.37.178 
2 Guillermo Bruneta (Arg)          4.41.814
3 Marco Arriagada (Chi)            4.37.026
4 Mark Ernsting (Can)              4.37.895 

*In the semi final Simon set a new track record, 4.32.912, the old 
being from 1984, held by russian Jurij Lupalenko.

Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit

Qualification

1 María Luisa Calle (Col)         3.46.652 (Track record)
2 Yulier Rodríguez (Cub)          3.50.867
3 Belem Guerrero (Mex)            3.52.285
4 Nohora López (Col)              4.01.968

Men's sprint

Quarter finals

Heat 1

1 Steen Madsen (Can)              11.010  10.900
2 Michael Herschkowicz (Per) 

Heat 2

1 Doug Baron (Can)                11.350  11.000
2 Victor Alverez (Col)         

Heat 3

1 Barry Forde (Bar)               11.740  13.400
2 Reinier Cartaya (Cub)       

Heat 4

1 Micheal Pedroso (Cub)           11.560  11.100
2 Lars Madsen (Can)       

Through to semi finals:

Steen Madsen (Can) v. Michael Pedroso (Cub)
Douglas Baron (Can) v. Barry Forde (Bar) 

Day 3 - August 22

Women's sprint

Final standings

1 Daniela Larreal (Ven)
2 Yumary Gonzalez (Cub)
3 Diana Garcia (Col)
4 Angie Gonzalez (Ven)
 
Men's sprint

Final standings

1 Barry Forde (Bar)
2 Steen Madsen (Can)
3 Michell Pedroso (Cub)
4 Douglas Baron (Can)

Men's Points race

1 Marco Arriagada (Chi)       40 pts
2 Leonardo Duque (Col)        27
3 José Sánchez (Mex)          27 

Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit

1 María Luisa Calle (Col)
2 Belem Guerrero (Mex)        caught
3 Yulier Rodríguez (Cub)      3.55.591
4 Nohora López (Col)          4.00.007
Teams 4000m pursuit qualification

1 Chile                       4.15.355
2 Argentina                   4.19.294
3 Colombia                    4.21.290
4 México                      4.31.017

Chile and Argentina to the final, 
Colombia and Mexico to the bronze final

Day 4 - August 23

Olympic Sprint 

Qualification

1 Canada (Lars Madsen, Steen Madsen, James Fisher)  46.565
2 Colombia                                          47.977
3 Chile                                             48.085
4 Argentina                                         48.752
5 Brazil                                            49.524

Final

1 Canada (Lars Madsen, Doug Baron, James Fisher)    46.271
2 Colombia                                          47.719
3 Chile                                             47.479
4 Argentina                                         47.964
5 Brazil

Teams 4000m pursuit qualification

1 Chile (R. Cabrera, M. Arriagada, L. Sepúlveda, M. Arriagada) 4.18.725
2 Argentina (G. Brunetta, E. Romero, E. Simón, J. Curuchet)    4.18.982
3 Colombia (A. Castro, J. Serpa, J. Durango, J. Parra 
4 Mexico

Day 5 - August 24

Women's points race

1 Belem Guerrero (Mex)                 45 pts
2 Yulier Rodriguez (Cub)               19

2 laps behind

3 Dayana Chirinos (Ven)                19 
4 Nancy Cassallas (Col)                11 
5 Claudia Aravena (Chi)                8
6 Ana Romero (Mex)                     5  

Men's Keirin

1 Barry Forde (Bar)
2 Michael Pedrosa (Cub)
...
5 Steen Madsen (Can)
Men's Madison

1 Colombia
2 Chile
3 Argentina
4 Mexico
5 Canada