Sarkaya’s track was Colombian. On the new Turkish track, built to host top-level events in the BMX modality, the members of the Colombia team completed a historic day in which Diego Arboleda, Vincent Pelluard and Carlos Ramírez took the podium of the men’s category, with the Added value of having obtained the fourth position with Mateo Carmona, the main letter of the selection for the next Pan American Youth Games.
For Arboleda – World Cup medalist in the 2020 season – it is his first victory in the prestigious international event that awards the best driver of the season.
Similarly, the Colombian-French Vincent Pelluard celebrated his first podium in the elite category, accompanied by Ramírez, winner last weekend and leader of the overall accumulated ahead of Swiss Simon Marquard.
The day had a Colombian role in all aspects. Among the ladies, the queen of BMX, Mariana Pajón, returned to the competition podium showing determination to contest the title against the best riders of the moment: the Dutch Laura Smulders and the American Felicia Stancil.
Smulders took first place. Stancil and Pajón occupied the second and third squares, respectively.
With these results, Ramírez remained in the general leadership with 625 points, 35 more than the Swiss Marquard. Mariana leads Laura Smulders by 25 points. “It was a good race where I expected to be on the podium. Hopefully I can repeat and achieve the goal, which is the title.