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Cali, October 13th / 2012

Colombia won the first stage of UCI Track World Cup Cali 2012.
On the twelfth time, Cali fulfilled to the world, to the UCI and cycling.
Successful completion of the event, which serves as a prelude to the 2014 World Track Cali.

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Fabian Puerta, great star from Colombia to World Cup

With the final triumph of Colombia in the medalists and score table, the first stage of the UCI Track World Cup Cali 2012 culminated with total success, which was attended by 36 national teams and six professional teams in Europe , Asia, Oceania and America.

The great figures of the event were the winners of some medals, the Colombian Fabian Puerta (with 3 medals), the Australian Isabela King (2 golds), the British Jessica Varnish (2) and Rebecca James (2), and the Colombian Juliana Gaviria (2).

Colombia won with 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medal, and with 87 points in General Standings of World Cup.

On the final day, Australia's Isabella King won his second gold medal, beating with remarkable superiority in the omnium. Lorena Vargas was nineth.

The points race, allowed the showcasing of who won Austrian Andreas Graf, in a close fight with Polish Wojciech Pszczolarski. The Colombian Edwin Avila was fifth.

The female Keirin, saw the victory of colombian Juliana Gaviria, in a great sprint beat mexican Luz Daniela Gaxiola and french Virginie Cueff.

The Speed men was quite a sight, especially by the arrival of Fabian Puerta in the final, allowing the audience thrill with pedalazos of Puerta, who was beaten by German Philipp Thiele in the final.

From start to finish, Colombia dominated the World Cup and follow the golden year for Colombian cycling.

Colombia dominated with authority and was crowned champion of the first stop of the World Cup Track Cycling ended Saturday in Cali, adding 87 points, four gold medals, one silver and two bronze, beating Britain scored 54 points, one gold, one silver and one bronze. Italy was third with 49 points, two golds and a bronze.

The gold medalists were Colombian Fabian Puerta who won the CRI kilometer and keirin, Juliana Gaviria the Keirin and prosecution teams that won Juan Esteban Arango, Edwin Avila, Weimar Roldan and Arlex Castro.

It is the second time that Colombia wins stop the Track World Cup since 1993 when the UCI began developing these events trackers. In 2008, national champions were crowned in Cali by adding a total of 92 points, beating on that occasion in Spain with 78 and Cuba with 77. Payroll that formed the winning team in 2009, were present in this issue: Maria Luisa Calle, Juan Esteban Arango, Edwin Avila, Arles Castro.

In the history of world cups track, Colombians have won a total of 42 medals, 13 gold discriminated, 14 silver and 15 bronze. The trackers that have been held more times with Juan Esteban Arango are golden three times and Fabian Puerta two.

The gold medal achieved by Juliana Gaviria, becomes the second woman getting a Colombian track world cups, the first was in 2001 when Maria Luisa Calle won gold in the individual pursuit.

The crowd filled the bleachers Cali three days of competition, confirming the title obtained by the UCI as the best fans in the world, to the point that the organizers were forced to close doors it impossible to accommodate more fans.

Final Results Third Day

Omnium Women
1. Isabella King (Australia) 10 points.
2. Ratkowska Natalia (Poland) 22 points.
3. Jamila Machacova (Czech Rep.) 35 points

Points Race Men
1. Andreas Graf (Austria) 76 points.
2. Wojciech Pszczolarski (Poland) 70.
3. Jonathan Mould (Welsh Cycling Track Team - Switzerland) 64 points.

Keirin Women
1. Juliana Gaviria (Colombia)
2. Daniela Gonzalez (Mexico)
3. Virginie Cueff (France)

Speed Men
1. Philipp Thiele - (Germany)
2. Fabian Puerta - (Colombia)
3. Eric Engler (Germany)
4. Valentin Savitskiy - (Russia)

Final Medal Table

 
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1. Colombia
4
1
2
7
2. Germany
2
0
2
4
3. Italy
2
0
1
3
4. Australia
2
0
0
2
5. Great Britain
1
2
1
4
6. Austria
1
0
0
1
6. Hong Kong
1
0
0
1
8. Japan
0
3
0
3
9. Poland
0
2
0
2
10. Czech Rep.
0
1
1
2
10. Welsh Team Switzerland
0
1
1
2
12. Mexico
0
1
0
1
12. Spain
0
1
0
1
12. Russia
0
1
0
1
15. France
0
0
2
2
15. Switzerland
0
0
2
2
17. Venezuela
0
0
1
1

Final Points Table

1. Colombia 87
2. Britain 54
3. Italy 49
4. Germany 47
5. Japan 45
6. Spain 40
7. Venezuela 40
8. Russia 37
9. Poland 27
10. France 27
11. Australia 24
12. Czech Republic 23
13. Welsh Track 23
14. Hong Kong 20
15. Argentina 19

 
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