(CRHoy.com) .- The national cyclist Andrey Amador successfully completed his participation in the road test of the Olympic Games from Tokyo.
Amador gave everything throughout the 244 kilometers of route, but in the end it was not enough to meet its objective which was to finish in the Top 10.
Despite the complications that a cyclist has when competing alone in this type of event, he managed to finish and He reached the finish line in box 68.
The race pace was higher than expected and with 50 kilometers to go, the favorites to obtain a medal, quickened the pace, the attacks were given the attic couldn’t keep up with them.
They even ended up with an escape of 8 riders who jumped for glory from the start, but they saw their Olympic dream vanish before an overwhelming step from the bosses.
Amador at times he showed himself at the front of the platoon and he was observed sharing in the middle of the race with friends such as the Spanish Alejandro Valverde and the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz.
The race started at Musashinonomori Park in Tokyo, and the riders passed through the cities of Kanagawa, Yamanashi and pedaled to the finish line, located at Fuji International Speedway, Shizuoka.
The journey was not only long, but also featured steep ups and downs, which made the route even more complicated than in other Games.
The accumulated unevenness was 4,865 meters, something similar to completing the queen stage of the Tour de France.
In the end, after 6 hours, 5 minutes and 26 seconds of competition, Richard Carapaz left the gold medal.
Before going through the finish line, he hit his bike 3 times as a sign of victory and amidst the applause of those present.
While Silver went to Wout van Aert from Belgium and the podium was completed by Tadej Pogacar.
• Gold: Richard Carapaz (Ecuador)
• Silver: Wout van Aert (Belgium)
• Bronze: Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia)