“The experience has been incredible. The level was very high. Carlos Garcia Pierna, the first year U23 rider from Polartec-Kometa, talks about his presence in the European Championship, held this weekend in the Czech Republic.
Spain, Fernando Barceló, won the bronze medal. The Swiss Marc Hirschi won the gold and the French Victor Lafay, the silver medal. The Madrid native would contribute with his efforts to support the achievement of this metal before leaving the competition.
“What I liked most about this race was being able to race against professional cyclists for the first time. The difference in rhythm is very noticeable, they carry one more point. But I would love to have more opportunities like this, I’m sure I could do better,” says García.
“I had some mechanical problems. On the first descent, my handlebars came loose and I started to lower myself a little. Luckily I didn’t fall down. Once we’ve solved it, we’re working on Barceló’s help”.
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