Spanish Track Championships
Valencia, from 20 to 22 September
The Kometa Cycling Team junior rider Javi Serrano has shone with his own light during this weekend in the National Track, where he competed with the Madrid selection. The youngster from the Alberto Contador Foundation won the U23 title of the Points Race discipline after finishing fifth in a race where the medals were shared by Albert Torres, Eloy Teruel and Óscar Pelegrí.
Serrano scored eleven points in a race held over 160 laps and was completed at an average close to 49.5 km / h. First would add five points in the tenth of sixteen laps planned, in the last managed to add another six.
Serrano also participated in the Scratch event, where he took part in a qualifying B event in which he qualified for the final after finishing eighth. In the fight for the medals the Kometa Cycling Team rider also finished fifth, only behind Albert Torres, Erik Martorell, Xabier Cañellas and Eloy Teruel.
In Madison, in partnership with Francisco Javier Carrasco, also competed the young man from Madrid. The duo of the Community would finish in fourth place, with 23 points and behind the selections of the Balearic Islands, Basque Country and Comunitat Valenciana.
“I’m very happy with the role I’ve played during these championships. I had great sensations on the track. I have been able to win an U23 championship and finish fifth in the absolute overall of Points and Scratch when I was still a junior. But I have enjoyed a lot and I have been able to learn a lot more from the older riders”, says Serrano himself.
(automatic translation, sorry for mistakes)