Cuban Cyclist to Participate in First Women’s Tour of Colombia

Marlies Mejías. Picture: Internet

Marlies Mejías. Picture: Internet

Cuban cyclist Marlies Mejías will participate as of November 7 in the first edition of the Women’s Tour of Colombia, invited by the Weber Shimano Ladies Power Club, of which she will officially be part of starting from January.

Mejías, a recent champion in omnium at the Pan-American Track Cycling Championship of Mexico, will be the only Cuban to take part in the meeting, which will include 23 cycling clubs composed exclusively by women, ACN reported on November 4.

Competing along with Marlies will be Colombians Jessenia  Meneses and Rocío Parrado, in addition to Argentinean Cristina Greve, also members of the Shimano Ladies Power, a professional cycling project that brings together the best route exponents of Latin America.

The Colombian Cycling Federation (Fedeciclismo) highlighted Cuban Mejías, Ecuadorian Miriam Núñez (San Mateo Educación Superior) and Venezuelan Lilibeth Chacón (Cycling Girls HYF Team) as favorites to win the title.

After the championship in Colombia, the 23 year-old Cuban athlete told the press she will return to Cuba to participate in the second edition of the Titan Tropic competition of mountain bike, a cycling specialty in which she will compete for the first time.

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