The two fastest cyclists in the world will be in Cali at the Track Nations Cup

Santiago de Cali continues to be a privileged city with the holding of the UCI TISSOT Cali 2022 Cup of Nations, taking into account that the catwalk of stars continues to grow as the registrations of the 39 countries and the 4 professional teams that will arrive are confirmed. Valle del Cauca capital.

This time the news comes from the Netherlands with the presence on their roster of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions, Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland, today the fastest men on the planet, by also becoming champions in the track cycling world championships.

The Alcides Nieto Patiño track will be the stage to see these speed giants face off again, surely reliving what was the grand Olympic speed final in Tokyo 2020. Lavreysen and Hoogland faced each other for gold, leaving the dispute from the bronze to two other speed greats, the British Jack Carlin who won the medal and the Russian Denis Dmitriev. Harrie Lavreysen took the gold with a record of 10,861

It will be a great opportunity to see a show worthy of the best velodromes in the world and at the height of the Olympic Games and world championships. The Dutch ended the speed supremacy of countries like Germany, France and Great Britain.

Harrie Lavreysen is 25 years old, was born in Luyksgestel, a sprinter who has achieved glory at the highest level by being crowned world and Olympic champion on several occasions. The most important velodromes in the world have received him and he has left his mark on them, which he will surely leave on the Cali velodrome as well.

These are the most important results obtained so far by the Dutch cyclist:
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Single Speed ​​Gold
Team Speed ​​Gold
Keirin Bronze

World Championships
Hong Kong 2017
Silver Single Speed
Silver Team Speed
Apeldoorn 2018
Team Speed ​​Gold
Pruszkow 2019
Single Speed ​​Gold
Team Speed ​​Gold
Berlin 2020
Single Speed ​​Gold
keirin gold
Team Speed ​​Gold
Roubaix 2021
Single Speed ​​Gold
keirin gold
Team Speed ​​Gold

Lavreysen has also been European champion five times (3 in team speed, one for Keirin and one for speed).

At the 2022 UCI TISSOT Nations Cup, Lavreysen has won three gold medals (Keirin and Speed ​​in Glasgow and Milton Team Speed ​​with teammates Hoogland and Ligtlee).

In European Games he has won two gold and one silver medals and in European Championships he has won five gold, one silver and two bronze.

Jeffrey Hoogland, born in Nijverdal 29 years ago, won the gold medal in the team sprint at the Olympic Games with his compatriots Harrie Lavreysen, Roy Van Der Berg and Matthijs setting a new Olympic record by imposing 41 seconds 369 thousandths at an hourly average of 60,553 K/H, the Dutch beat this record three times, ending a drought since Berlin 1936. In this test the silver medal went to Great Britain and the bronze to France. He also won a silver medal in the individual sprint final which he contested with his partner Harrie Lavreysen.

Hoogland is a great visitor to the podiums at an international level; he has been 6 times world champion and 6 times runner-up, twice champion of European games and 11 times European champion, this is his sporting record:
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Team Speed ​​Gold
Silver Single Speed

World Championships
London 2016
Silver Team Speed
Hong Kong 2017
Silver Team Speed
Apeldoorn 2018
Team Speed ​​Gold
Gold Kilometer
Pruszkow 2019
Team Speed ​​Gold
Silver Single Speed
Berlin 2020
Team Speed ​​Gold
Silver Single Speed
Roubaix 2021
Team Speed ​​Gold
Gold Kilometer
Silver Single Speed
Keirin Silver

The presence at the UCI TISSOT Cali 2022 Cup of Nations, of these great figures of track cycling worldwide, once again guarantees that one of the great shows will be lived on the track of the Alcides Nieto Patiño velodrome.

This year the fans will be able to enjoy the Cup completely free of charge, another incentive so that the grandstands of the stage are bursting at the seams in each of the 8 days that have been scheduled between July 7 and 10.