Higgins Second Medal in Pan Ams

Higgins Second Medal in Pan Ams

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Boulder's Cari Higgins continued her Pan American Cycling Championships on Tuesday with a second place finish at the CERA Velodrome in Mexico City.

Higgins won the silver medal in the women's scratch race track cycling event. Current scratch race World Champion Yumari Gonzalez of Cuba narrowly won the gold in a close finish.

Higgins' silver was her second medal representing Team USA at the championships. Earlier in the day, she advanced through the first two rounds of the women's sprint that will be continued tomorrow.

UPDATE

Boulder's Higgins Finishes Pan Am Cycling Championships with Four Medals

July 30, 2009

Mexico City, Mexico- Boulder's Cari Higgins (PROMAN Professional Cycling Team) finished her debut Pan American Cycling Championships on Thursday with a bronze medal in the women's Keirin. Higgins completed her competition at the CERA Velodrome with four medals in all four sprint events including the 500 meter, Scratch race, Sprints, and Keirin. Sprinter Jimmy Watkins of Bakersfield, California and Higgins accounted for all six of the team's medals.

Higgins commented "I am so excited to face some great competition in a World Class facility and be successful representing the US. I can't wait for the International competition this winter."

Cari is coached by Missy Thompson of Boulder, a former National Champion and national record holder. Together they started the Flatiron Flyers Junior Cycling Project, a junior cycling team with thirty riders based in Boulder.

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