Renato Rezende Is a USA BMX Semi-Finalist in South Carolina

In Brazil, Paratrooper Josimar Sena is runner-up in the second stage of valeparaibano of handcycle and leandro donizete, third in the opening of the big biker.
BMX rider Renato Rezende (GT Bicycles / Shimano), in campaign for Rio 2016, got another good result in tests against the best in the world. Last Saturday (21), Renato disputed one of the stages of USA BMX, the Carolina Nationals, valid for the North American championship. After reaching the semifinals, Rezende finished in fifth place of his drums. On Sunday (22), two of his Shimano Sports Team mates were also in action.While Josimar Sena (Vemex / Shimano / Univap / CCSJC) won the Handcycle’s Valeparaibano vice-champion at Cachoeira Paulista, Leandro Donizete (Trek / Shimano) was third at Big Biker in Itanhandu (MG).
Even without reaching the final, Renato showed satisfaction with the result. “My goal was to do one more final, but even though I did not make the decision, I managed to get a good placement in the qualifying batteries,” said Renato. “The event had a world championship level and I’m happy to be at the same level as the main opponents and to be part of the elite,” he added. The winner was Connor Fields, number two in the world.
The next challenge of the Shimano athlete will be at the opening of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, World Cup of the sport, on April 18 and 19 in Manchester, England. Until then, the pilot is in Chula Vista, California, where he has been living and training since last season. Current number nine in the UCI (International Cycling Union) world ranking, Renato will try to improve his result in the English city compared to 2014, when he was eighth.
Handcycle Valeparaibano – Shimano pariciclista, Josimar Sena, represented the brand on Sunday (22), in the second stage of the Valeparaibano Championship, in Cachoeira Paulista. Josimar finished second in the overall standings and first in H3.”It was my first race of the year. I got off to a good start and I was able to lead a good part, in a double race with the champion Elias Touma (H4), who had a lot of holes, Overtaken me in the middle of the race,”Josimar said.
Big Biker – At the opening of Big Biker in Itanhandu (MG), Leandro Donizete secured another podium for the Shimano Sports Team. The Trek team athlete was placed third, behind champion Halysson Ferreira and Orlando Alves, the current elite champion. They completed the podium in the South of Minas Renato Ruiz and Hugo Prado Neto.
The Shimano Sports Team (SST) is a sports marketing project of Shimano Latin America to provide greater structure, visibility and special technical assistance to sponsored athletes offered by Shimano’s Neutral Support in major world competitions. The main objective of SST is to help cycling professionals during the pre-Olympic period, preparing and motivating them in the search for places in Rio 2016.
About Shimano – Shimano was established in 1921 and is headquartered in Sakai, Japan. Shimano Latin America (SLA) was founded in 2007 and has a wide range of components and accessories for bicycle, fishing and rowing. Seven commercial partners in Brazil: Biape, Cairu Cycle, Isapa, Joytech, JR Comércio, LM Bike and Bicycles Mix.
Shimano has developed the exclusive Shimano Total Integration (STI) technologies, Shimano Pedaling Dynamics (SPD) and SIS (Shimano IndexSystem) technologies, recognized and benchmark worldwide. It has among its marks names that are synonymous with quality and performance in the cycling universe: XTR, Dura Ace, Ultegra, DI2.