Mexican Track Cyclists Punch Tickets to Paris

Mexico's track cyclists clinch Paris 2024 spots for Velasco Fuentes (omnium) and team sprint. Peña (omnium) likely joins them. Strong showing with silver and bronze in Canada, but some near misses.

Mexican Track Cyclists Punch Tickets to Paris
Victoria Velasco Fuentes leads the charge for Mexico's track cyclists, securing her spot in the omnium for Paris 2024. Credit: CONADE

The national track cycling team closed its participation in the three-date series of the Nations Cup, an event organized by the International Cycling Union (UCI), which awarded points for the ranking towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

On the third day that was held in Milton, Canada, Victoria Velasco Fuentes placed herself in the place of classification for the next summer event in the omnium test after finishing in ninth position and accumulating important units during the season that added to this result as the Pan American Track Championships that took place in Los Angeles, United States.

For his part, Ricardo Peña in men's omnium is in the same position as his compatriot, after doing an impressive job during the events that were scored, among them, the first two Nations Cup dates that were held are added in February in Adelaide, Australia and in March in Hong Kong, China.

The world ranking of the specialty closes this coming April 16 where each of the places for Paris 2024 will be officially announced. At the moment, Mexico also secured places in women's team speed, as well as in the individual modality and in the keirin test.

In other results of this last day, Yuli Verdugo and Daniela Gaxiola ended their participation in the first round of repechage in women's keirin; Ismael Verdugo finished in 36th place in the men's individual speed event; Meanwhile, Edibaldo Maldonado and Fernando Nava failed to finish in the men's Madison final.

Mexico placed tenth in the medal table in Canada after winning a silver medal in women's team speed and a bronze medal in individual speed.