Silver for Marlies Mejías in Track Cycling World Cup
The Cuban, Marlies Mejías,
was awarded the silver medal in the grueling Women's
omnium of the Track Cycling World Cup on Sunday,
November 9, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mejias was only surpassed by Belgium’s Jolien Dhoore,
and was the second Cuban to receive a medal in the
competition, after Lisandra Guerra won bronze in the
sprint on Saturday.
Faced with 22 of the best cyclists in the world,
Marlies gave an excellent performance in the event
which tests all round track racing.
Besides the Belgian, US Olympic and world champion,
Sarah Hammer (sixth); world champion, Gojtyra
Malgorzata (Poland); and winner of the bronze and
Olympic medalist Leire Olebarría (Spain), also
competed in the omnium (consisting of six trials). (Taken
from Radio Havana Cuba)