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Edwin Avila, first colombian medal in Cali World Cup.

Avila, born in Cali, won bronze medal in Points Race.
Regular day for sprint and pursuit colombian teams.
October 30th / 2015

Cul 2015

Edwin Avila is great star in Cali. This time, in the first stage of UCI Track World Cup 2015-2016, in Alcides Niesto Patiño velodrome, Avila gives to Colombia a big emotion in Points Race, with his third place and consequently, bronze medal, behind Lok Cheung and spanish Eloy Teruel Rovira.

And this time was a scenary with history in Avila life´s, because here he wears, by twice in his career, the world champion jersey in Points Race, his special competition because he has been national, southamerican and panamerican champion in this race.

Avila said at end race "Thanks God, he gives me strength to win in my house, thanks to Colombian Cycling Federation, to selection and to my family".

About the strategy said that "José Julián Velásquez manage it, just the thursday was my first day in track, and this morning we had changed the relation because I feel not secure. I Attack by pursuing more than anything else, when I was alone my coach tell me with all my strength and I said 'God help me' because in training we had no resistance, and I though: 'or arrive or lose'".

"When I attack, I reach the goal, thanks God, and I can gain this medal. I do not knew my real condition, but this race is special for me, each time I get more confidence, because always I was in fight. In the World Championship in France I was very controlled, everyone was watching me and I do not reach my goal, but it´s cycling", add the rider, twice world Champion in Apeldoorn (Netherlands) 2011 and Cali 2014.

"The people, the family... everything gives me emotion and strenght to fight by Colombia, that is the most important fact", said the exrider of Team Colombia, who has contacts with international teams to follow his career in Europe after de disappearance of team.

"In Colombia the cycling is very hard, always is raising, if you want to win the sprints, you must be good climber", ending the good colombian pistard about a possible return to local cycling.


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