Tokyo: Eder Frayre ranked 39th in road cycling
Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz achieved a historical triumph and hung the gold medal.
The path of Mexicans in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues.
In hopes of winning the medal, Eder Frayre was hoping to hang the national flag on the podium of the road cycling competition. However, he finished behind the leader at 39:12, 10:12.
It was Richard Carpaz of Ecuador who won the gold medal with a time of 6:05:25, obtained the gold medal. Behind him came Wout Van Aert from Belgium and Tadej Pogacar from Slovenia. Both entered 1:07 minutes behind the Latin American.
The competition took place at the foot of Mount Fuji, at the Fuji International Speedway, located in Shizuoka; it was difficult for the Mexican in the final stretch, when the steep slopes began, with a critical height.
For a few meters, when the cyclists were 48 kilometers from the finish, Frayre was at the head of the main peloton. Still, little by little, he began to lag due to the fatigue in his legs, and the effort made the almost 5 hours he had taken.
Born in Ensenada, Baja, California, Eder was looking to place the name of Mexico at the top of the Olympic Games with his 30 years of age.
His career supported him because he played for the best teams in the world, such as the Legion. Participated with Zwift, Mutua Levante, and Calimax
The motivation was high before he arrived in Tokyo. Upon arrival, he had the opportunity to test the track where the test took place. Still, he could not feel completely comfortable and exploit his talent to hang a medal.
"We have to adapt to the circumstances and be positive to do our best at the Olympics. Of course, being in a team in Europe gives you a plus. Still, I am now fortunate to be in one of the best teams in America. We will do everything possible to obtain a good result", said Frayre when he left Mexico for Japan last October of July.
Now we only have to wait for the participation of the rider Yareli Salazar, who will compete this July 24 at 23:00 (Mexico time) in the women's road cycling event.
So far, Mexico has obtained a bronze medal, achieved in archery, mixed modality, with Alejandra Valencia and Luis "El Abuelo" Álvarez, who beat their Turkish counterparts Mete Gazoz and Yasemin Ecem Anagoz.
With this first medal, Mexico was placed in 12th place on the medal table. It hopes that separately, Valencia and Álvarez, world powers in this discipline, will increase the number of national medals in Tokyo 2020.