BOGOTÁ. The Colombian Cycling Federation, together with the Colombian Commission of Mountain Bike and the Risaraldense Cycling League, will organize in the month of April the 2018 Pan-American Championship of Mountain Bike.

The event will take place on the runway of the Santo Bambú hotel in the city of Pereira, Risaralda, from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 of the month of April.

On Wednesday the track for the official XCO trainings will open in all categories, both male and female with two sessions: in the morning, from 10 to 12, and in the afternoon, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. That same day, the technical meeting of the relay event will be held at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.

On Thursday there will be training for the junior category, from 8 to 9:30 to give the track to the sub 23 until 11:00 a.m. from that time until 12:30 p.m. the cadets will be training.

In the afternoon the movements continue with the training of elite athletes.

At about 4:00 in the afternoon, the first official competition will take place with the relay event. That same Thursday, about 7 o'clock in the evening will be the official opening of the championship.

On Friday the action starts at 8:30 in the morning with the Cross Country competition in the Master category, both in women and men. From 11:30 a.m. at 4:00 p.m. There will be a place for training for Cadets, Juniors, U23s, Elites and teams. Precisely the teams will have their official test from 4 in the afternoon. The day closes with the technical meeting of Cadets and Junior in XCO.

Saturday opens with the Cadets competition, at 9 o'clock in the morning. From 10:30 a.m. at 12:00 m. They will be training the Elites and Sub 23. The afternoon arrives with the Junior category test, the ladies at 1:00 p.m. and the men at 3:00 p.m. At 6 o'clock in the afternoon it will be the last technical meeting for the remaining categories.

On Sunday, closing day, there is only place for official competitions: From 8:30 a.m. the ladies under 23 come into action. At 10:30 AM. Men will make them sub 23. Finally, the Elite category will have women competing from 1:00 in the afternoon and the knights at 3:00 p.m. At 5:00 in the afternoon the closing ceremony will be held.

For those interested, from Monday, April 2, from 8 in the morning, on Thursday 5, at 4 in the afternoon, the accreditation process and the corresponding payment of the registration will be advanced. (