And you participated in the Olympics issue this last year?
Yeah, yeah, I was in the Olympics last summer in Tokyo, in the road race, and it was one of my biggest experiences.
What was that experience like for you?
Well, it's super hard. But I enjoyed it a lot. I looked at being in the Olympics all my life in cycling in my dream life. I felt super successful, and the race was super hard. The race was 240k with 4000 meters altitude gain. I never expected Tokyo would be that warm, like 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit) all day.
I'm training like never in my life. I have they also all the support from L39ION and the sponsors. My goal was really to finish the race. And I can finish in a good group with all superstars in cycling. So, I feel like so successful: first thing be there, and second thing, finish in a good group.
And this year you’re the Mexican national champion.
Yeah, I'm the Mexican national champion. 2021, a so special edition because Mexico decided the guy who won the national that year goes to Olympics. So that was my principal goal for the year. So, I won double: I won the national jersey, and I won the Olympic spot.
In that race, you had a long solo breakaway.
Yeah, I’m on a team outside the country. Only five guys, we can go to the Olympics because you need UCI points to go. In the whole country, only five guys have the points necessary. But they are on Mexican teams. I was for myself, so I go on a solo breakaway so early… like 120-130 km.
And you got caught and still won!
Yeah, they catch me in the final 30k to go. They caught me really tired, so I save a little bit of energy, attacking at the last moment and make a breakaway again and won.