Marlies Mejias Garcias

D.O.B.: 29/12/92

Birth city and state: Santiago de Cuba

Current City: LA Habana

Height: 5’5

Specialty: sprinter

Previous sports: cycling

Years racing: 9 years

Colleges Geraldo Cordova Cardin

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Career Highlights

  • Participate in the Olympics Games
  • 2010 Junior World Champion – Bronze medal individual pursuit
  • 2015 silver medal world Cup-omnium
  • 2 x silver medal Panamerican Games road-olimpic speed
  • 1 x bronze medal Panamerican Games omnium
  • 5 x gold medal Central American Games

2017

  • 1’ Wilmington Grand Prix Delaware USA
  • 1’ Tour of Arlington Virginia.
  • 1‘ The Armed Forces Cycling classic .
  • 1’ Intelligentsia cup Chicago.
  • 1’ Benchmark twilight cycling classic.PA.

2016

  • 1 Pan Americam Championships omnium
  • 2 Pan Americam Championships individual pursuit.
  • 3 bronze medal Pan American Championships madison
  • 1 place Titan tropic by gaes Mountain bike

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

Yoanka Gonzalez  was my inspiration for being an Olympic Games

Who is an inspiration to you in your life, both on and off the bike?

My mother is my inspiration.

Favorite meal when training?

Rice

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

To win the first place

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

USA because I like the Criterium.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Gym

Best tip for a new bike racer?

A lot of discipline.

What are one of two things that you do daily that are the key to your success?

Training hard and rest.

If you weren’t bike racing what would you be?

I would be practice skating.

If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?

My house Cuba

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Spend time with my boyfriend
  2. Sleep
  3. Watch tv
  4. Eat
  5. Read

Top 5 warmup/pre-race songs on your iPod:

1. yuridia - Lo que son las cosas

2. Matisse - Si fuera fácil

3. Yuridia - Te equivocaste

4. Marcela Gandara  - Supe que me amabas

5. Lilly Goodman - nadie me dijo

Favorite things to eat.

  1. Pasta
  2. Rice
  3. Cereal
  4. Fruit

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