TheÂ emerging trackÂ championÂ is sharingÂ his first name with Fabian Cancellara and his style with Chris Hoy: less than twenty-four hours after winning the kilometer race, Puerta has dominated the keirin, once again making a strong impression on the spectators inside the Cali velodrome, on Friday. This second victory, and especially the way in which it was won, make the young Colombian champion nothing short of predestined in the eyes of the onlookers; and thus he cannot fail to attract a lot of publicity in the very near future.
âI always hoped I could repeat the achievements ofÂ Fabian Cancellara while getting inspiration from Chris Hoy. Iâm only at the beginning of my career, but Iâm delighted with my performance â it allows me to look to the future with a lot of confidence and optimismâ.
Fabian Puerta was the indisputable star of the second day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung, in Cali â a city which will host the UCI Track cycling World Championships in 2014 - and the public there hailed his fresh show of strength and natural class very enthusiastically.
South American cycling, which has seen remarkable progress in the area of track cycling for a few years now, will benefit from the discovery of a talented rider such as Fabian Puerta, if the latter can show he is able to keep up his excellent performance during the next steps of his individual development, and this may be a decisive factor in making the whole movement more dynamic.
While we wait to see the real worth of the talented Colombian sprinter, who came first in front of Tomoyuki Kawabata of Japan and Marc Schroeder of Germany, the first leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung yielded two other highly interesting results: Hong Kongâs Wai Sze Leeâs victory against Britons RebeccaÂ James and Jessica Varnish in the sprint, and that of Italyâs Paolo Simion, who came in front of Spaniard David Muntaner and Loic Perizzolo of Switzerland in the Omnium.
The event in Cali concludes , with four remaining titles to be awarded.