Carlos Coloma, bronze in Rio


The broker riojano obtains the bronze in the test of cycling of mountain. His form good condition allowed him to be done by the third position.

Our friend Carlos Coloma was third on August 21 in the masculine career of cycling of mountain of the Olympic Games of Rio 2016 and, with his bronze, it raised to seventeen the final number of medals of the Spanish delegation. The riojano twenty and eighth in his Olympic début in Peking 2008 and sixth classified under London 2012, closed his participation in Rio de Janeiro in the third position behind the Swiss Nino Schurter and the Czech Jaroslav Kulhavy, who proved to be inaccessible in the test disputed in the circuit of Deodoro.

David Valero, with an excellent career of less to more, was remaining ninth to 3:32, after having rolled the last return between the best eight. As for José Antonio Hermida it closed in Rio an extraordinary Olympic career, finishing fifteenth to 4:53.
From the beginning of the career the Swiss Nino Schurter was a clear candidate for the golden medal after turning out to be favored by the problems of big rivals like the Olympic champion double in Athens and Peking, the Frenchman Julien Absalon, who suffered a prick. Although one of the images of the career was the Slovak Peter Sagan – champion of the world of cycling in route – who moved forward 42 positions to place itself in the eighth square after going out from the last line.

Also it is necessary to emphasize the Games Paralímpicos of Rio de Janeiro celebrated between September 7 and 18 that they have closed with 31 medals for Spain.
One of the good news for the Spanish cycling is that, a silver was obtained in route with the tandem formed by Ignacio Ávila and his guide Joan Font, and in the cycle track the gained medals were two bronzes. One for teams in 750 meters of speed and other with Alfonso Cabello in the kilometer in track.
Congratulations to all for these so fully deserved medals!


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