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A southern cyclist who is making history

His name is Facundo Perez Costa. He is a native of Calafate (Santa Cruz) and a southern promise of cycling in Patagonia.

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For more than 10 years, Facundo has been dabbling into cycling. She started as a hobby in her teens, and today she is part of her professional life. He feels  a special love for cycling , and he shows it with the countless prizes he receives.

 A year of great achievements 

This 2019 began competing in Punta Arenas, El Calafate and Comodoro Rivadavia during the months of March and April. He won 6th place between two thousand participants, in the  Argentine Championship Marathon de Altas Cumbres  in Córdoba. The challenge included a 120-kilometer mountain adventure, which he managed to overcome in 4 hours and 11 minutes.

He also set a precedent at the “ Vuelta de las Whales”  in  Madryn , where he left a historical mark with his time. In this mountain bike competition, he managed to travel the 65 kilometer circuit in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 8 seconds.  It was the best average obtained in the entire history of this competition .

This year, he also became  the first Argentine to win the Ultima Esperanza Challenge in Torres del Paine  (Chile). With a duration of two days, participants traveled 90 km in a first stage and 60 km in the second stage. Joining the main tourist places in the Province of Ultima Esperanza (Chile), the  Calafateño cyclist  stood out in the  men's open category .

 A gold brooch 

In November he brought his flag to the pan-american cycling.It was in the city of Chilecito,  La R  i  oja , where the calafateño ended between the top ten  cyclists  in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Supervised by the Argentine Mountain Biking Federation, the XCM Pan American Mountain Bike Championship Race had more than 800 participants from the world.

 First Person Experience 

It was lucky to have been part of this beautiful cycling race. He left me learning and experiences. He pedaled in a single stage of 75 kilometers and we had a total ascent of 2600 meters high where the aiming was felt. The circuit had 25 kilometers of trails and 50 km of road climbing with a lot of stone where there were cactus, thorns. It was a risky race for the bike, so finishing it was already a great achievement. I culminated in the first places of the Elite Category, so I became happy south with the result.

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Publication Date: 17/12/2019

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