The first gold medal at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. The Canadian Gunnar Holmgren He conquered the Men's Olympic Cross-Country Mountain Cycling specialty, which was held at the Universidad Católica Sports Club in Las Condes.
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The 24-year-old Canadian crowned his skill, physical performance and strategy to win the gold medal with a time of 1:17:59.
The silver medal It went to the Chilean Martin Vidaurre Kossman with 1:18:52. The bronze medal went to the Brazilian Jose Gabriel Marques de Almeida with a time of 1:20:13.
First medal for Chile! Martín Vidaurre finished in second place and secured silver in the Santiago 2023 mountainbike. Gold went to Canadian Gunnar Holmgren. pic.twitter.com/a6YVaEFMY1
— Sebastian Haddad (@SHaddad92) October 21, 2023
In this competition there were two cyclists mexicans. Adair Zabdiel Gutiérrez Prieto He finished in sixth position with a time of 1:21:10. For his part, his compatriot Armando Martínez Galván finished in 12th place with a time of 1:25:45.
Mountain biking, also known as mountain biking, is one of the ten 'Pan' disciplines that award points for the Olympic ranking with a view to the Paris 2024 Games.
Number 34 in the world ranking of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Holmgren He took first place in the third of the seven laps - each one of 4.20 km - held at the Universidad Católica Sports Club.
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He surprised his compatriot, Carter Woods, one of those called to fight for first place, who collapsed from the second step to the finish line, losing two minutes with the leaders.
From then on Woods, the highest ranked of the participants in the world ranking (24th), only lost time and positions, until finishing in last place, after retiring after completing the fourth lap, when he lost a total of +5' 31 minutes with the leaders.
Vidaurre, bronze at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, gave Holmgren a fight, but saw him escape in the last two laps, despite the energetic support of the Chilean fans who accompanied him on the cold Santiago morning.
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