HAVANA. The best Cuban cyclist in history in speed events, Lisandra Guerra, returned to training after becoming a mother, with the goal of reaching the Games of Barranquilla-2018.

"Yes, I'm riding again because I want to go to the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla," said Lisandra, 30, in an interview with the weekly Trabajadores.

World multimedallist and cycling queen in Veracruz-2014, Lisandra has not competed for more than a year and a half, because after the Olympic Games of Rio 2016 she decided to make her "best gift", her son Thiago.

"I joined very recently with a plan that my coach Florencio Pérez designed. The idea is to arrive in optimum form and compete in individual and team speed (in Barranquilla), he said.

However, he made it clear that "I will only go if I feel good, because I am the current champion, with four golds in Veracruz 2014 and two records, and my prestige I have to take care of him".

Married to Luis Mario, member of the Cuban sailing team, the stellar rider from Colón (Matanzas) said that they planned the motherhood after her performance in Rio.
"Being a mother has allowed me to be more sensitive, loving and cautious," he said while posing for a photo with his little Thiago, who will turn one year on April 14.

With a long career that began at 10 years of age in her native Colón, province of Matanas, Lisandra is one of the most successful Cuban cyclists on the continent.

In his file he files five medals in world championships in the modalities of 500 meters against clock, speed and keirin, and more than two dozen adding World Cups, Pan American and Central American Games.

She is one of the few women that has managed to overcome on several occasions the barrier of 34 seconds (33.036 seconds) in the 500 meters, modality where she was champion and world record holder. (Joel García / Radio Habana Cuba)