Colombian pistards were important in Olympic track races, held in Rio velodrome.
|Fernando Gaviria and Fabian Puerta .|
Photo by Eder Garces, Colombian Cycling Federation
Fernando Gaviria in Omnium
Fernando Gaviria, Omnium World championship in march of this year, was the great favorite to win the gold medal. Colombian Olympic Committe had confidence in Gaviria, but the time races in Omnium were hard for the colombian rider, and Gaviria just won the fourth place.
«Won the best rider, Elia was the strongest», said Gaviria at the end of race. He admited his mistakes in the different races of Omnium, especially in individual pursuit .
Fabian Puerta in Keirin
Fabian Puerta arrived to Rio with hope in two races: Speed and Keirin. In the first race, Puerta was tenth, in a good performance, but he expected more.
In Keirin, race in which he won silver medal in World Championship Cali 2014, Puerta get quota to final, the polemic final. At the end, Puerta get fifth place, winning Olympic diploma, a great achievement for the colombian rider.
In Olympic Games completed the colombian delegation Juliana Gaviria, Martha Bayona and Santiago Ramírez.