Campeonato Mundial MTB Master - Tinker Juarez é campeão na 45-49
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MTB Masters World Championships - Champion Tinker Juarez Winner of 45-49
Athletes in the 45-49 years age group dropped to 10.30 and made one of the most anticipated contests, which included the presence of strong paulistanos Eduardo Ramires (Pan American champions) and Oswaldo José dos Santos, Oswaldão.
But all eyes were on the American David Tinker Juarez. With 36-year career in various ways practiced with bicycle, Tinker as is known, is a living legend in this sport and it was besieged by fans before and after the race.
And Tinker Juarez did not disappoint the fans. The Californian 49 years took the edge off the start and even set the track record so far, with incredible 17min48s recorded in the first round and secured his first gold medal in the world. In 1994, Tinker was silver in the Elite, the World Cup played in the U.S. but still lacked a gold medal in the World Cup in the curriculum of the athlete.
In the end, Tinker Juarez applause of the audience with a jump a few meters from the finish line and ended the five laps in 1h42min14s.
"It's incredible, but even after all this time I still get nervous on the eve of the race. I thank God for that title. I dropped in front and tried to keep the lead because I was worried about the rain, because with the wet track I'm not so much technical and things could get complicated, "said the American, who is visiting Brazil for the fifth time.
Frenchman Jean-Paul Stephan, 47, kept in second place regularly throughout the race and secured the silver with a time of 1h45min27s. Jean-Paul, a physical education teacher who lives in the city of Champagne, is four times European champion and seven times French champions. Last year he also took silver in the world, played in his country.
"Racing against Tinker Juarez is a great pleasure indeed. When I saw his name on the list knew that my race would be tough. During the race he was just better, "he acknowledged.
The bronze went to Colombian Joseline Saavedra, who had a consistent race and finished in third place in 1h50min32s.
The best Brazilian was Oswaldão, which remained in fifth place from the beginning to the end.
:: Sunday Schedule
The finals of the downhill start on the afternoon of Saturday, with disputes between 14h and 17h30, with the final award of the sport from DHI 18 hours.
On Sunday only come into play in cross country athletes. The first category to drop will be the athletes of the age group 40-44 years. At 11 hours trot riders of 35-39 years.
After a brief lunch break, the competitions to resume 14 hours with the 30-34 category, the fastest mode of cross country and promises and bitter disputes in the fight for the last three medals in dispute.
The final award of the cross country will be from 16 o'clock.
:: Results Category 45-49 - 5 LAPS
GOLD - David Tinker Juarez - USA - 1h42min14s
SILVER - Jean-Paul Stephan - France - 1h45min27s
BRONZE - Joseline Saavedra - Colombia - 1h50min32s