The objective can be truncated if the participation and organization of international events is not met.
Panamanian cycling has the great historical opportunity of having more than one quota for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. However, this dream can be truncated if the participation and organization of international events that are necessary to achieve said objective are not fulfilled.
Yesterday, Panama was ratified as the venue for the 2023 Pan American Road Cycling Championships (direct qualifier for Paris 2024) by the International Cycling Union (UCI), but to date the Panamanian federation of this sport does not have the support of the government national despite the fact that the request was made with time.
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It was learned that in June 2022, the Panamanian Cycling Federation (Fepaci) presented to Pandeportes the concern of developing the 2023 Pan American Games. In said meeting, an Inter-institutional meeting was promised, which to date has not been managed.
Another important event for Panama and that has not yet secured financial support is the International Tour of Chiriquí, at the UCI level and also summed up in points for the Olympic Games.
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Other pending international commitments are in Ecuador, the Tour of Costa Rica (UCI event) in December, Tour of San Juan (Argentina) in January, in addition to the Tour of Colombia and Turkey.
“The Panamanian Cycling Federation hopes that Mr. President Laurentino Cortizo, the Panamanian State and its institutions value the growth and sustained development that we have as a sport, promoting a healthy lifestyle for the entire population, and in addition to the social and educational work that we carry out with our young people, “said a source from Fepaci when asked about it.
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