Sancti Spiritus Yumari Gonzalez will participate at the Track Cycling World Championships, to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Gonzalez, who returned to the track in 2011 after becoming a mother, will compete in scratch and points race.
The daily digital site JIT , organ of the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER), reports that the other Cuban competitors are Lisandra Guerra and Marlies Mejias.
The world’s event, scheduled for April 4 to 8 in the city of Melbourne, will be the last big event counting towards the world ranking, which will determine the qualifiers for the Olympic Games in London 2012.
Guerra already trains at the velodrome hosting the World Cup, while Mejias and Gonzalez travel to Australia on Monday to join their compatriot in the contest closing the Olympic qualification.
Gonzalez, who returned to the track in 2011 after becoming a mother, will compete in scratch and points race, while waiting for their Olympic qualification on the road.
In Australia Yumari will try to get on the podium, as she has on five occasions in which she has won two titles in scratch and three subtitles: two in that same event and one in the points race.
Meanwhile Mejias will compete in the 3000 meters individual pursuit and in omnium, the latter with best chances for winning the Olympic seat.