first Atlantic track cyclist to qualify for the Olympic Games

first Atlantic track cyclist to qualify for the Olympic Games
first Atlantic track cyclist to qualify for the Olympic Games

In a historic achievement for track cycling and the sport of the Colombian Atlantic and Caribbean, Cristian Ortega Fontalvo has become the first cyclist of the department’s track team to qualify for the Olympic Games.

The Colombian Cycling Federation confirmed the news that Ortega will be part of the track team of the Colombia team that will compete in Paris 2024.

Ortega, 23 years old, has been an outstanding athlete in the Indeportes Atlántico Supported Athlete program. His career has been marked by numerous national and international successes.

Cristian Ortega Fontalvo

Photo:Atlantic Governorate

Recently, he was crowned multiple national track champion, winning a gold medal in the National Games of the coffee region, representing the Atlantic with pride.

At the international level, Ortega Fontalvo demonstrated his talent by becoming champion of a track cycling Nations Cup stop in 2022, commercially known as the Tissot Nations Cup, held in Glasgow, Scotland. This victory underlines his ability to compete and succeed in the elite of world cycling.

Cristian Ortega has been a constant protagonist in international competitions, standing out in the Central American, South American and Pan American Games. His dedication and effort have led him to be a key player in all of Colombia’s selection processes.

With their qualification for Paris 2024, there are now three Atlantic athletes who will represent Colombia in the next Olympic Games, joining Angy Paola Valdés and Gaby Bolle Carrillo. This Atlantic representation promises to be one of the strongest in the recent history of the department.

The Atlantic sports community celebrates this milestone. His career is an example of dedication and excellence, inspiring future generations of cyclists and athletes in the region.



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