In exchange for the CBC, Caio Godoy, 19 years, played on Sunday, March 15, the GP Bourg Em Bresse, destined for elite athletes. The competition brought together the main riders from the Rhône-Alpes region, who competed on a fast, almost flat course, totaling 101.5km in length. Caio completed the race in 2h36min14, winning in an exciting way to score his first win in Europe.
The Brazilian made a strategic test, leaving all the forces for the end of the competition.”I was feeling very good, so I decided to attack with about 1.5km remaining. I bet everything in this attack, it was all or nothing, but I managed to hold the lead and finish with my first victory here in Europe,”he said.
In the second and third places finished the French Mathieu Pellegrin, of the team SCOlympique of Dijon, and Damien Charreyron, of Team Vulco. The athletes finished with the same time as the Brazilian.
Despite the victory, Caius could not celebrate in the best way. During the competition, his team-mate André Gohr became involved in an accident and fractured his collarbone, having to undergo a minor surgery scheduled for this Monday (16).
“It was a pity André was involved in this accident. My victory was very important, but I would have celebrated with him. I’m sure he will have an excellent recovery and soon we will be back together here in Europe,”added Caius.
Caio Godoy is a member of the Brazilian Road Cycling Team and participates in the CBC Interchange Project two years ago. In addition, André Gohr is also part of the Estrada team that contemplates this phase of the project in Switzerland, lasting six months (March to September/2015).
The Brazilian Cycling Confederation, sponsored by Caixa Econômica Federal, invests and works in the development of cycling in its four Olympic disciplines (BMX Cycling, Road Cycling, Mountain Bike Cycling and Track Cycling). In partnership with the International Cycling Union, the CBC carries out the “Interchange Project/CMC”, which provides Brazilian athletes with an opportunity to improve their skills and acquire a great international experience.
During the exchange, at the World Cycling Center in Aigle, Switzerland, athletes receive all the necessary infrastructure, from basic equipment such as helmet, sneaker and accessories, to the accompaniment of a multidisciplinary team selected by the International Cycling Union.